VICTORIA, BC, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Proceeds from the film screening of
GMO OMG during Naturopathic Medicine Week (NMW) were provided to the
Family Naturopathic Clinic (FNC) in July. The FNC provides
naturopathic health care free-of-charge to young parented, low income
families in Victoria. NMW, an annual event promoting health, wellness
and preventive medicine, occurs across Canada each May. This year, the
new documentary on GMO foods was shown to specifically support the FNC.
Dr. Penny Seth Smith, Victoria's NMW Coordinator, noted that the success
of the film screenings, in Victoria, Vancouver and Kelowna, were an
opportunity to share naturopathic expertise as well as raise awareness
of preventive medicine in local communities. "I am delighted to have
been a part of organizing this event, and want to thank the hundreds of
people who participated. We look forward to repeating this success
Dr. Janine Fraser, BCNA Vice-President, added that "The FNC offers
graduating doctors an opportunity for internships, improves access to
NDs amongst low income families, and helps improve health care services
for patients across the island. Only with more financial support can
it continue to grow and serve even greater numbers."
The FNC, a project begun in 2007, provides medical services free of
charge through donations and fund-raising. The clinic is not
government funded. As one patient noted, "Overall, this project has
been invaluable and precious in my life. I listen, I learn, I heal. I
am a better mother because of this project and my son has an improved
quality of life."
Patient info and donation links for the FNC are at www.familynaturopathicclinic.org
SOURCE: BC Naturopathic Association / BCNA
For further information:
Glenn Cassie, BCNA Executive Director, 604 736 6646.