Leading a healthy lifestyle positively impacts the personal, social, and physical aspects of everyday life. Vancouverites collectively live a healthy lifestyle. However, areas of distress remain, requiring crucial help. We see opportunity to provide support for research, and to create a sense of stability to those areas in need. In doing so, we can advance the quality of life for British Columbians.
We envision communities working towards improving health by taking part in maintaining their own health and that of others. The Y.P. Heung Foundation is dedicated to supporting local programs that are working to improve health resources for the people of British Columbia.
SUPPORTED HEALTH PROGRAMS
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Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Today 70,000 British Columbians are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. presented its third annual event, “A Breakfast To Remember” at The Fairmont Hotel in early March 2014, which raised nearly $200,000. The Y.P. Heung Foundation is a proud supporter of Alzheimer Society of B.C. and attendee of “A Breakfast To Remember” for the second year in a row. As a result of the participation of our Foundation the Alzheimer Society was able to fund researcher, Dr. Razieh Eskadari and her Advisor, Dr. David Voacdlo.
BC Cancer Foundation - The Ride to Conquer Cancer
An exclusive two-day cycling event that takes place in June with four different routes to choose from (Vancouver to Vancouver or Vancouver to Seattle). All proceeds support research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency, impacting our communities all across the province.
Canadian Cancer Society
Due to support in research, this Society has a better understanding of the 200+ varieties of cancer, and has achieved enhanced treatments and prevention strategies, which have helped people fight for their lives. The Y.P. Heung Foundation is a proud supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society and attendee of the Canadian Cancer Society Gala Dinner.
Gift of Hope – A Gala dinner organized by the B.C. and Yukon Division to invite Vancouver’s most generous patrons with a passion to help those who are fighting Cancer. Donations are used for research and clinical trials, public education and support for cancer patients.
Canadian Liver Foundation
The Canadian Liver Society was established in 1969 — the first of its kind. This Society helps promote liver health, increase awareness, raise funds for research, and, most importantly, support patients and their families throughout the process of battling liver disease. With over $22 million dedicated to research, the Society encourages doctors and students to engage in the study of liver disease. The Y.P. Heung Foundation is a proud supporter of The Canadian Liver Society and an attendee of the Society’s LIVERight Fundraiser.
The Canadian MPS Society
The Canadian Society for Mucopolysaccharide (MPS) and Related Diseases provides support and education to those diagnosed with MPS and for their families. Their values focus on community & compassionate support, health and wellness, justice & equality, education & awareness, research, accountability & transparency. The Society educates the general public and medical professionals about MPS while raising money for research to find cures for all types of MPS and related diseases.
VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation
The most common neurological disease of young adults in Canada is Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The MS Program at UBC Hospital led by Dr. Tony Traboulsee is dedicated to excellence in MS patient care and groundbreaking research. One of their brightest research stars, Dr. Jacqueline Quandt, is looking into the role our immune system plays in the development, progression and treatment of MS. Equipment such as a Fluorescence Microscope and a Flow Cytometer is critical to this ongoing research. The Y.P Heung Foundation is a proud contributor to the program’s goal of raising $293,000 for essential equipment.
Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders
Since 2002, the Looking Glass Foundation has been helping countless people and families get to the other side of eating disorders. People suffering from this disease, or who care about someone who is, need a community of support to fall back on. From the earliest intervention, through all the paths of recovery, through to sustained relapse prevention, eating disorders take hard work and commitment to overcome. The Y.P Heung Foundation is a proud supporter of the Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders.