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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 17 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 18, 2008 15 NEWS Pecky powers on for her patients FIONA BRADY Dr Pecky De Silva, of Liberty Grove, will run a half- marathon this Sunday. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP192392 AS a surgical registrar Dr Upeksha (Pecky) De Silva never thought she'd be using her legs, instead of her lifesaving hands, to help cancer sufferers. But that's exactly what the Liberty Grove medic will be doing this Sunday when she runs a half- marathon to raise money for Cure Cancer Australia. Her patients certainly ap- prove of her marathon ef- fort: ''I've mentioned it to a couple of my patients and they've sponsored me,'' said Dr De Silva who works at Campbelltown Hospital. ''I also have friends who've lost parents to can- cer who sponsored me and encouraged me, it's been a very big eye-opener.'' Dr De Silva has been taking part in the non-profit Can Too program which offers beginners and experi- enced athletes professional coaching to run or swim in endurance events. In return participants raise money for charity. Dr De Silva, who's been training with a Can Too team in the Inner West, signed up for the half- marathon after successfully completing the 9km Bridge Run last year. ''On Wednesdays we do track training at the ath- letics track at Homebush and on Saturdays we meet up and do a long run,'' she said. We're not allowed to have iPods. We run and we chat and we go for coffee afterwards.'' And as someone who never thought she could run, Dr De Silva is keen to stress that the program is not just for ''super dooper athletes''. ''It's not age or sex specific,'' she said. ''It's for anybody who just wants to get out there and run.'' To find out more visit www.cantoo.org.au Students research trauma Do you want sauce with that? Emergency services at the 'accident scene'. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP192391 IT looks like a scene from a horror film -- and thankfully it's not real. Shocking pictures on our website are actually from an emergency management exercise at Sydney Olympic Park last week. Around 150 emergency service personnel took part in the exercise which centred on the emergency response to a car and bus collision resulting in about 60 ''casualties''. It was one of the largest exercises at Sydney Olympic Park since the 2000 Olympic Games and involved the police, NSW Fire Brigades and Ambulance Service, SES, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, the Salvation Army and NSW Health. Student nurses from Sydney University played the part of the casualties. They will use the experience for assign- ments they are writing from a victim's perspective. See more of the action at www.innerwestweekly.com.au all you need Over 50 Specialty Stores, FREE 3 hour shopper carparking 42 - 50 Railway Parade, Burwood. Phone: 9744 0251 everyday shopping great weekly savings... Wednesday, 24 September 2008 11am to 2pm Simple and delicious ways to prepare meals using a selection of ingredients from the centre's food outlets. great fresh food savings available at these leading retailers . . . Bakers Delight Shop 19 Ground Floor 9744 6401 Chicken George Shop 20 Ground Floor 9744 8322 Freshworld Shop 40 Level 1 9744 2602 Mega Fresh Deli Shop 38 Level 1 9744 0432 Plaza Gourmet Deli Shop 18 Ground Floor 9744 0236 Plaza Seafood Shop 9 Ground Floor 9745 3948 Tong Li Supermarket Shop 64 Mezzanine Level 9744 0966 Woolworths Shop 1 Ground Floor 9747 8047 Cooking Demonstration Shop 21 Ground Floor 9745 1313 2kg Thick Aussie Sausages $9.99 Fat Free Boned and Rolled Lamb Shoulder Roast $14.99 each 2kg BBQ Steak $15.99 (valid until 24.09.08) Don't forget about our Roast Pork available daily
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