2012 marked a major milestone for InspireHealth and for integrative cancer care in Canada as we celebrated our 15 year anniversary. In 1997, Dr Roger Rogers and I founded InspireHealth with the shared vision of a cancer care centre, based on the principles of patient-centered medicine to support mind, body and spirit.
As an organization and a community, we have grown from a single center in Vancouver to a province-wide organization today. This last year at InspireHealth was a momentous one as it marks the first time in our history that we have centres offering patient care in three locations throughout the province. In 2012, we opened the Southern Interior – Kelowna centre and we celebrated our one-year anniversary of our Vancouver Island – Victoria centre. With InspireHealth now in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna, in addition to InspireLIFE BC (our virtual centre serving rural and remote BC), we have truly become a provincial organization. We are able to meet the needs of more British Columbians than ever before, both in person and online. Together, we’ve created a community of healing which has grown province-wide.
At this special time of year, we want to acknowledge you, our community. An organization is only as strong as the relationships that bind it. I wish to personally thank every individual involved in making InspireHealth a success, from our team and members to our partners and volunteers. The privilege of offering our services relies on the support of you, the InspireHealth community. Without your positive voices, your presence and your advocacy, we would not be here.
During the Holiday season, we wish you comfort and peace. Amid the bustle and business of this time of year, remember to find time to connect to yourself and to your wisdom, and to breathe deeply and fully each day. There is an ancient proverb that says ‘He who only half breathes, only half lives.’ Live your life to the fullest, embrace your passions, surround yourself with your loved ones this Holiday Season.
In peace and in good health, Happy Holidays
Hal Gunn, MD
CEO & Co-Founder