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NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT ROLLS INTO CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS NATIONWIDE

NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT ROLLS INTO CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS NATIONWIDE
 Nintendo and Starlight Kick-Off National Roll-Out of
 Nintendo Fun Centers at L.A. County + USC Pediatric Pavilion
 WHAT: A press conference by Nintendo and Starlight Foundation International to launch the donation of Nintendo Fun Centers to pediatric facilities nationwide.
 Popular television celebrities will also visit L.A. County + USC's Pediatric Ward with the Nintendo Fun Centers to allow the bedridden patients an opportunity to play their favorite Nintendo games.
 Nintendo Fun Centers help sick children combat the fear and isolation of a hospital stay by having the familiar diversion of video games available in their hospital room.
 WHO: Interview Opportunities:
 -- Emma Samms, co-founder of Starlight Foundation;
 -- Carol Brown, international chief executive officer, Starlight
 Foundation International;
 -- Phil Rogers, vice president, Nintendo of America Inc.;
 -- Dr. Lawrence Opas, chief of pediatrics, L.A. County + USC
 Pediatric Pavilion;
 -- Patients and their families; and
 -- Celebrity participants
 Photo Opportunities:
 -- Kirk Cameron and Chelsea Noble
 -- Jenna von Oy -- "Blossom"
 -- Candace Cameron, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen -- "Full House"
 -- MIRT (Mario In Real Time), a "virtual reality" computer
 graphics Mario presentation. Mario is the master of
 ceremonies
 -- John Moschitta -- "World's Fastest Talking Man"
 -- Mario and Yoshi costumed characters
 -- Pediatric Patients at L.A. County + USC Pediatric Pavilion
 WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 22
 -- Press Conference, 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
 -- Celebrity Visits to Pediatric Ward,
 10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
 WHERE: Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center
 Pediatric Pavilion
 1st Floor Auditorium -- press conference
 5th Floor Pediatric Ward -- celebrity visits
 EDITOR'S NOTE: R.S.V.P. to Andrea Menschel by
 Oct. 20.
 CONTACT: Beth Llewelyn or Andrea Menschel of Berkhemer Kline Golin/Harris, 213-623-4200, for Starlight Foundation.
 -0- 10/21/92 R


CO: Nintendo; Starlight Foundation ST: California IN: SU:

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