Dr. Alastair Cunningham
In a surprising turn of events, the 2007 Dr. Rogers Prize jury split the inaugural Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine between two recipients. Dr. Alastair Cunningham of Toronto, Ontario and Dr. Abram Hoffer of Victoria, BC were selected to receive the honour and shared the $250,000 Dr. Rogers Prize. The presentations were made at a gala award ceremony on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown.
Dr. Cunningham’s pioneering work was the important role of the mind and its effect on the immune system, particularly in cancer patients. In the face of extreme skepticism, he started teaching psychological and spiritual approaches to patients and documenting the effects. The first class was in his living room. 25 years later, his program known as The Healing Journey or Wellspring, has helped thousands of cancer patients and their families in Canada and around the world.
Many thanks to the 2007 Advisors and Jurors.
2007 Media Releases
November 1, 2007 Two Recipients Share $250,000 Prize in National Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Competition (PDF)
June 28, 2007 Judging Begins in Competition to Reward Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Canada (PDF)
February 15, 2007 Nominations Open Today (PDF)
January 29, 2007 National Competition for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (PDF)