Nutrition pioneer recognized with award

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Jenny Lee, Vancouver Sun

Published: Saturday, November 03, 2007

Victoria’s Dr. Abram Hoffer, 89, has won the inaugural Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine for his work using nutrition and vitamins to treat disease.

The $250,000 award, funded by the Vancouver-based philanthropic Hecht Foundation, is the first award of its kind in Canada, and the largest in North America. The award will be shared with co-winner Dr. Alastair Cunningham of Toronto, creator of The Healing Journey, a non-profit program that helps cancer patients use relaxation and mental imagery to cope with the disease.

“I am deeply honoured,” Hoffer said in an interview. “The first thing I’m going to do is put it in the bank and have a photograph of me depositing it.” Read More ….

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