We are delighted to announce the beginning of a new charitable partnership between Macdonald Real Estate Group and InspireHealth, a local not-for-profit supportive cancer care organization with centres in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna. They provide important programs and services to enhance quality of life, health and well-being of people living with cancer and their families.
Macdonald Real Estate Group has signed on to be the presenting sponsor of InspireHealth’s new cookbook ‘Inspired Cooking‘ featuring 50 exclusive recipes from 20 of Canada’s top chefs including BC’s Vikram Vij (Vij’s Restaurant Group), Ned Bell (Yew at Four Seasons Hotel), Warren Barr (The Pointe Restaurant at Wickaninnish Inn), James Walt (Araxi) and many more.
Last year, InspireHealth welcomed more than 2,400 new members, provided 2,000+ classes and more than 25,000 patient visits – all completely free of charge. This InspiredHealth cookbook is an important fundraising venture and we are so proud to be a leading sponsor of this project. Watch for the cookbook is stores this holiday season and if you wish to make a donation to the project you can visit their Kickstarter page here.
In lieu of cards or gifts, Macdonald Real Estate Group will be financially supporting cancer research and patient care through the BC Cancer Foundation and InspireHealth.
InspireHealth is a BC not-for-profit which provides integrative care for individuals with cancer. Their team of doctors, nutritionists, counselors, and exercise therapists focus on the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of patients as they go through traditional cancer treatments like Chemotherapy.
InspireHealth’s cancer care model serves to complement standard cancer treatments. It helps prepare the individual for the anxiety and emotional complexity that can be major factors when facing a life-threatening illness. While the cancer itself is treated, InspireHealth ensures that other aspects of the patient’s health – like diet and exercise – are supported.
If you would like more information about InspireHealth you can visit their website or Shelley Ross at email@example.com.
Vice President, Operations
Macdonald Real Estate Group
Macdonald Realty Vancouver (including the Main Street, Downtown, and Vancouver West offices) and Macdonald Commercial held their annual Christmas party on Friday December 2nd. The annual Auction had some unique and unexpected donations this year, not the least of which was a simple loaf of FRENCH BREAD THAT SOLD FOR OVER $3,000! Veteran Westside REALTOR® and company Auctioneer Will McKitka managed to successful obtain a whopping $3,000 from one of his colleagues, which will benefit this year’s charity recipients. Vancouver publication 24hrs included the Macdonald Realty Christmas party in a story on creative charitable giving.
“We wanted to add something simple to make the point, it was time to give to our community with little or no expectations of gain or reward. One singular item that could catch the imagination of our Realtors and staff ” McKitka said. After getting the green light to quietly slip in the unusual auction item from Company CEO and President Lynn Hsu the fundraisers knew they were on to a good thing. “We knew it would be unusual enough to titillate and catch the attention of our audience…We knew it would be a winner!”
This year’s beneficiaries were the ARTHRITIS RESEARCH CENTRE OF CANADA and the VANCOUVER HOSPICE SOCIETY, who are midway through the drive to raise $4.5 million dollars for a soon-to-be built West Side hospice at 4615 Granville Street.