Saturday, December 4, 2010

CBC Interview on Complementary Cancer Care

Cost-Free Complementary Cancer Care Centre Stands to Receive $100,000 in Aviva Community Fund Competition

The idea of "Whole-Person Cancer Care Regardless of Income" stands in 6th place today in the Aviva Community Fund competition. Dr. Dugald Seely MSc ND, director of research at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, was interviewed on CBC (check out minute 4:30 of the interview podcast) sharing more about what the $100K in funding would do for Canadians dealing with cancer:

About three quarters of people dealing with cancer use complementary therapies such as acupuncture, nutritional medicine, mind-body therapies and massage therapy to enhance the efficacy and decrease side effects of conventional therapy, decrease pain and improve quality of life. With public support through online voting until December 12th, this project stands to be awarded $100K to enable these vital, evidence-based health services to be accessible to people who need them - cost-free.  

In addition, the prize would be matched by an additional $200K from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation to establish the infrastructure and ongoing research capacity to make sure this type of high-quality, accessible cancer care is sustainable.
If this project resonates with you, make your vote count by registering (with an email address) and voting DAILY to help make this dream a reality!

Check out the funding proposal here, and keep on voting!!

-Dr. Liz

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