OTTAWA, May 12 /CNW Telbec/ -
WHAT: The DIVA Foundation and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care
Association (CHPCA) are jointly hosting an educational and
celebratory luncheon titled Celebrating Excellence in Hospice
Palliative Care and Recognizing the Challenges.
WHO: Jacquelin Holzman (former Mayor of Ottawa) and Russell William
(President, Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies
(Rx&D)) will emcee the event.
The DIVA Foundation will recognize Dr. Louise Coulombe, an
Ottawa-based palliative care physician with the DIVA Citation
in recognition of her work.
WHEN: Thursday, May 14th, 2009
11:00 to 12:00 - Community Resource Fair
12:00 to 13:30 - Lunch and Awards Ceremony
Members of the media are welcome to attend.
Media availability: Dr. Louise Coulombe, Jacquelin Holzman,
Russell Willams, and Grace Betts, the Chair and President of
the DIVA Foundation will be available to the media before and
after the luncheon.
WHERE: National Arts Centre
53 Elgin Street, Ottawa
WHY: The DIVA Citation recognizes individuals and organizations that
have provided extraordinary humanitarian help, care, or
services to individuals, families, groups, or communities or
have supported humanitarian causes. Dr. Coulombe's work in
palliative care makes her a deserving recipient of the award.
The DIVA Foundation will make a donation to the charitable
organizations of Dr. Coulombe's choice: Friends of Hospice
Ottawa; Roger's House; The Hospice at May Court; and The
Palliative Care Outreach Program.
About the DIVA Foundation
The DIVA Foundation (http://www.divafoundation.org/), founded in 1997, is
a national not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to advancing,
rewarding, and celebrating achievements that improve the health and well-being
of women. It is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women
through promoting leading-edge educational programs as well as rewarding
exceptional individuals who have shown excellence in the advancement of the
quality of life of women.
The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is the national
association that provides leadership in hospice palliative care in Canada. The
CHPCA offers leadership in the pursuit of excellence in care for persons
approaching death so that the burdens of suffering, loneliness, and grief are
For further information:
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Palliative Care Association, (613) 241-3663 ext. 229, email@example.com