InspireHealth / Canada

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

InspireHealth is a not-for-profit health care organization, providing supportive cancer care for individuals living with cancer and their families.  All of our services are completely free and include consultations with exercise therapists, dieticians, medical doctors, clinical counsellors and more!

HISTORY, CHALLENGES AND MILESTONE

Over 25,000 British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Fortunately many people are living longer with and beyond their cancer diagnosis. The cancer experience is more than chemotherapy, radiation and surgery – many people need support after their treatment has ended. This is where InspireHealth is a true gift and helps people live their best lives possible both during and after their cancer treatment. InspireHealth is here to support and empower people living with cancer and their loved ones, every step of the way.

Since 1997, we have supported people during and beyond their cancer treatment with individualized exercise therapy, stress reduction, nutritional learning and counselling support. InspireHealth is the only comprehensive cancer care centre in Canada providing all of these services completely free of charge. However, as a non-profit organization we do rely on the support of corporate and individual donations to make this possible.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

All of the programs that we offer at InspireHealth are offered free to all participants. This is made possible in part by our many volunteers, who are involved in many components of our programs and classes. Some of the tasks filled by our volunteers are:

  •       preparing a healthy lunch and snacks for attendees of the LIFE Program;
  •       setup and take down for programs and classes;
  •       fundraising activities;
  •       database assistance and maintenance;
  •       office tasks such as phone calls.

Total volunteer hours approximate 5000/year.

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