/R E P E A T -- This Doctor Is In...Training/

TORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Donna Henrikson is a physician on a mission...gearing up for the Toronto Marathon...and running for a purpose.

As a medical professional, Dr. Henrikson specializes in cradle to grave family medicine, with an interest in palliative care.

In 1997, Henrikson resolved to devote many of her off hours to end of life care as well, volunteering for the Philip Aziz Centre, a home hospice program providing practical, emotional, and spiritual support for people with a life threatening illness.

According to Henrikson "It's not enough to just be good at medicine. You also have to be good at relating to people, and sort of accepting that sometimes...all you can really do...is just be there for them."

Besides volunteering for the Philip Aziz Centre, Dr. Henrikson also takes part in their fundraising, and is currently training for the half marathon in the Scotia Bank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Sunday Sept. 27th, an event she enjoys:

"It's a huge high coming across the finish line. One of my goals each year is to continue to do that for the Philip Aziz Centre".

To sponsor Dr. Henrikson, or to join the PAC Team as a runner, jogger, or walker, simply log on to: www.philipazizcentre.ca

    -   On Sept. 13, 2008, the Hospice Association of Ontario presented Dr.
        Donna Henrikson with the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award
        for Volunteerism. To hear Val Ashfield's interview with Dr.
        Henrikson, log on to: www.philipazizcentre.ca


For further information: For further information: Val Ashfield, Special Events Coordinator, Philip Aziz Centre, Toronto, vala@philipazizcentre.ca, (416) 363-9196

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