04/24/2012: "Dr. Marcia Zakarison Scholarship Fundraising Dinner"
On April 28 at 5pm, at the mullis senior center, the first magic happens fund raising dinner will be held to raise funds for the marcia z. scholarship for san juan island students planning a career in the healing arts and Medicine.
This planned annual award will be offered in memory of Dr. Marcia Zakarison who gave so passionately to our island community and believed in fostering opportunity for young people to carry on in her traditions. the “healing arts and Medicine” can cover a broad range of specialty professions, from traditional medicine, to nursing, alternative medicine, physical therapy, mental health, etc.
Dr. Zakarison wanted to make the world a better place and would be honored to know that any young person chose to pursue a career to that end…
Dr. Marcia Zakarison came to San Juan Island in 1993 with her husband and two young daughters. She worked at family practice clinics in La Conner and on Orcas, Lopez and San Juan Islands.
In 2000, she accepted a permanent position at the Inter Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor. Dr. Zakarison quickly became highly respected for her compassion with patients, professionalism and leadership working with the medical staff at the Inter Island Medical Center. At IIMC, Dr. Zakarison practiced clinical and emergency medicine and was the San Juan County Medical Program Director before her death in 2007.
Dr. Zakarison most loved her family, playing music, healing patients using her skill in medicine and sharing her sympathy and passion for the human spirit.
It was the ‘healing’ qualities that Dr. Zakarison possessed that she will be most remembered for. Dr. Zakarison truly believed every young person should have an equal opportunity for the best quality education possible.
Please join her many supporters on April 28, at the Mullis Senior Center to celebrate her life and accomplishments and support this truly island cause. Tickets and further information can be obtained directly from Coldwell Banker San Juan island office, at the door, OR by calling Dane Jngard at 378-6228 or Ginny Beaudoin at 317-5820.