/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Hospital rooftop exhibition brings to life
untold experiences of Canada's frontline health workers/

VANCOUVER, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - On exhibit for the first time in Canada, Providence Health Care and AstraZeneca Canada are co-presenting Beyond Barriers: Photographs from the Frontlines of Health, which celebrates the compassion and ingenuity of health professionals (doctors, nurses, social workers and others) working on Canada's frontlines.

Captured by a team of award-winning Canadian photojournalists (led by Roger LeMoyne), the exhibition is a series of powerful images and captivating stories about the contributions and challenges experienced by Canada's health professionals who work tirelessly in street clinics, community health centres, inner city hospitals, mobile outreach units, solo rural practices and remote outposts.

    
    What:   Media are invited to attend an exclusive preview of the
            exhibition, featuring local frontline health practitioners who
            will share their experiences of working on the frontlines of
            health in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

            Interview and photo opportunities will be available following
            brief remarks.

    When:   Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Where:  St. Paul's Hospital (1081 Burrard Street) - Roof top garden, 4th
            floor
            Media are asked to meet at the main information desk at the
            Burrard Street entrance at 9:50 a.m.
    

Please RSVP to Jennifer Laidlaw at JLaidlaw@providencehealth.bc.ca

Frontline Health is a corporate citizenship initiative of AstraZeneca Canada that supports the dedicated health professionals who work with Canada's most vulnerable populations. Vancouver is the first venue for the exhibition, which will tour across Canada in 2009 and 2010. For more information about Frontline Health, please visit www.frontlinehealth.ca

SOURCE AstraZeneca Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Jennifer Laidlaw, (604) 806-8495, JLaidlaw@providencehealth.bc.ca


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