Press Releases

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Cancer prevention with Vitamin D is recognized with "Vitamin D Day"

Posted on October 29th, 2012

Vancouver, BC – Vitamin D can make a substantial difference in cancer prevention and survival outcomes, yet many Canadians have sub-optimal levels of Vitamin D. This is even more prevalent during the winter months when there are fewer hours of sunlight. In an effort to create awareness about the need for and benefit of Vitamin D, InspireHealth has named November 2 Vitamin D Day, and will be offering a free national webinar on that afternoon to coincide with the initiative. Read more…

This summer, HOPE FLOATS for Integrative Cancer Care Victoria’s 5th Annual Kayak for a Cure to raise funds for InspireHealth and Cancer Care in BC

Posted on August 29th, 2012

Victoria, BC – On Sunday, September 9, 2012, paddlers of all levels will be kayaking off Oak Bay to raise funds for InspireHealth and integrative cancer care in British Columbia. This fundraising challenge is open to the public, and holds a very special significance for its participants who have been touched by cancer. Many are cancer survivors themselves or living with a diagnosis of cancer, and others are paddling as a unique way to honour a loved one Read more…

This summer, HOPE FLOATS for Integrative Cancer Care Vancouver’s 7th Annual Kayak for a Cure to raise funds for InspireHealth and Cancer Care in BC

Posted on August 14th, 2012

Vancouver, BC – On August 26, 2012, paddlers of all levels will be kayaking across English Bay to raise funds for InspireHealth and integrative cancer care in British Columbia. This fundraising challenge is open to the public, and holds a very special significance for some of its participants who have been touched by cancer. Many are cancer survivors themselves or living with a diagnosis of cancer, and others are paddling as a unique way to honour a loved one Read more…

Inspired Cancer Survivor Takes on Tour de France to Raise Funds

Posted on July 3rd, 2012

Vancouver, BC – On July 8, 2012, ten cyclists from British Columbia will ride the L’Etape du Tour – an annual event held in conjunction with the Tour du France, and an actual stage of the Tour. The cyclists are all doing it to raise funds for InspireHealth – a non-profit integrative cancer care centre with locations in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna. Read more…

Integrative Cancer Care Comes to the Southern Interior

Posted on June 18th, 2012

Kelowna, BC – On June 22, 2012, cancer patients from the Southern Interior will now have access to cancer care that will integrate with standard treatments and help to optimize recovery and survival. The BC Ministry of Health is supporting the expansion of InspireHealth, Canada’s first and foremost integrative cancer care centre, to Kelowna as part of its Healthy Families BC initiative. Read more…

Integrative Cancer Care returns to Kamloops, BC InspireHealth’s InspireLIFE BC Program runs June 5-6

Posted on May 17th, 2012

Kamloops, BC – The City of Kamloops is pleased to help bring InspireHealth, Canada’s foremost Integrative Cancer Care Centre, back to Kamloops to provide information and care for people living with a diagnosis of cancer. Drs. Teresa Clarke and Joe Schnurr of InspireHealth will present a free public talk on “Healthy Choices to Prevent Cancer & Recurrence” and the signature LIFE Program, a 2-day workshop, designed for people living with cancer and their supporters, family and friends. Read more…

Food as medicine: “Forks Over Knives” documentary explores how disease can be controlled by diet

Posted on March 22nd, 2012

March 22nd 2012, VANCOUVER, BC – InspireHealth, Finlandia Pharmacy and Health Centre, and Ecotrend are teaming up to create public awareness about the effect of food choices on our health and the development of disease. In an effort to engage and inform the general public, the three organizations are hosting a film screening of “Forks Over Knives,” a documentary about the advantages of a whole foods, plant-based diet in preventing disease. Despite advanced medical technology, heart disease, cancer and stroke are the leading causes of illness and death in North America. Research has consistently underscored the importance of an anti-cancer diet in cancer prevention and recovery, thanks, in part, to the fibre, phytonutrients and complex biologically active substances of fresh fruit and vegetables. Read more…

InspireHealth Reaches 15-Year Milestone of Providing Integrative Care in BC

Posted on March 16th, 2012

March 16, 2012, VANCOUVER – Since 1997, InspireHealth has provided care and treatment to over 6,000 British Columbians living with a diagnosis of cancer. Fifteen years ago, Dr. Roger Rogers, and Dr. Hal Gunn joined together with a shared vision of a centre based on the principles of patient-centred medicine to support the health – mind, body and spirit – of people diagnosed with cancer and their families. At that time, cancer care was largely defined by cancer treatment that included surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The role that patients could play in their own healing and recovery was largely unrecognized Read more…

Integrative Cancer Care Comes to Terrace in a new “Virtual” Format

Posted on February 23rd, 2012

February 23, 2012, TERRACE and VANCOUVER, BC – Two BC innovations—InspireHealth and Tyze Personal Networks—are combining forces to bring leading practices in cancer care to Northern BC. People living with a diagnosis of cancer in Terrace, their loved ones, and support people, can now learn about ways to improve quality of life, reduce the risk of recurrence and improve survival outcomes. Called InspireLIFE BC, it is the first of several programs to be offered in rural and remote communities with funding from the BC Ministry of Health Read more…

Newly Diagnosed with Cancer, Steven Rubin Still Wants to Give Back

Posted on January 16th, 2012

Victoria, BC – Steven Rubin lives in Victoria, and graduated from the University of Victoria just last year with a degree in science. At 27, he owns and operates the yoga company MY Studio, with his wife Michelle, and has also been busy working as a land surveyor with Brad Cunnin Land Surveying. Wanting to help kids with cancer, Steven came up with a simple, straightforward plan. He decided to grow his hair so that he could donate it to children going through cancer treatment who had suffered the loss of their own hair. The idea was seeded when he was a ten year old boy watching his young cousin go through chemotherapy treatment for leukemia. Read more…