Media Advisory - New Alberta Children's Hospital Celebrates First Birthday with Healing Gardens Programs



    CALGARY, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - To mark the first birthday of the new Alberta
Children's Hospital, exciting new therapeutic play programs have been expanded
to reach from the inside of the hospital out. Thanks to the generosity of the
federal and provincial governments and the community's ongoing commitment to
kids, the Alberta Children's Hospital will celebrate these therapeutic
programs in the innovative Healing Gardens that are unlike any in the country!

    
    Guest Speakers:

           Mr. Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre

           The Honourable Hector Goudreau, Minister of Tourism, Parks,
           Recreation and Culture, Province of Alberta

           Dr. Chris Eagle, Chief Executive Vice President and Clinical
           Officer, Calgary Health Region

           Michelle Zalmanowitz, former cancer patient at Alberta Children's
           Hospital

           Kelly Hogarth, Children's Miracle Network Champion Child for the
           Alberta Children's Hospital

    Where: Alberta Children's Hospital
           2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
           Calgary, Alberta
           Media is invited to park in the Dr. Gordon Townsend School parking
           lot.

    When:  Thursday, September 27, 2007
           10:30 am - 11:00 am     Formal Program
           11:00 am - 11:30 am     Tour of "The Backyard" Healing
                                   Garden/photo opportunity
    

    The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation raises funds for excellence in
child health and family centred care. Through the generosity of donors, the
Foundation provides funding for innovative programs, state of the art
equipment, advanced medical training and internationally recognized pediatric
research.

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    Reporters and photographers are invited to attend. We respectfully ask,
    due to patient confidentiality, that photographers only photograph
    children wearing consent stickers.
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For further information:

For further information: Justine Clay, Senior Communications Associate,
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, Ph. (403) 955-8824, Cell. (403)
801-4198, Email. jclay@achf.com

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