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  • InspireHealth (formerly The Centre for Integrated Healing) has been one of the cornerstones of the Foundation's funding programs. Its forerunner, the Centre for Integrated Therapy, was created by Dr. Roger Rogers in the 1970's.

    When Lotte Hecht was diagnosed with cancer in the 1970's, the Hechts turned to Dr. Rogers for assistance in evaluating the alternative therapies being promoted for cancer. They recognized that this area was lacking in scientific validation - there were few resources available to people who had been told there was nothing further that conventional medicine could do to help them. There were still fewer doctors who would help them evaluate the therapies that might be of assistance to their quality of life or longevity.

    Dr. Rogers and the Centre soon became known to people seeking information and assistance with exploring options for their cancer treatment.

    InspireHealth is now well established with a program providing assessment, treatment and follow up. Individual programs including such therapies as Traditional Chinese Medicine, supplements and vitamins, massage, acupuncture, naturopathy, support groups and nutritional guidance are created for each client.

    The Centre is recognized across North America as one of the pioneer health facilities using complementary and alternative therapies in the treatment of cancer. Dr. Rogers was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2001 for his pioneering work in the area of complementary medicine.



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