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FARMACIE 7.0 | THE GARDEN OF EDEN – Dinner Event – August 11th

Join us for a special long table dinner on Thursday, August 11 in the Poplar Grove at The UBC Farm. In collaboration with The Juice Truck and Feedlife, we’re creating a true plant-based ‘Garden of Eden’ meal in honour of Eden Elizabeth to benefit Thrive Alive Foundation; a foundation focused on creating access for Canadians to life-enhancing cancer treatments not traditionally covered by the government or most health care plans.

We will enjoy an epic 5 COURSE MEAL curated by a chef team that has been hand picked by Colin Medhurst (co-founder of Feedlife and plant-based chef): Your headliner is Chef Karen McAthy of Blue Heron Cheese who will announce her final lineup this week! Your dinner ticket includes wine pairing by Red Rooster, cocktails by Design to Dine, beer & live entertainment!

Show up in your Thursdays’ finest (aka: farm chic) and expect the venue to completely blow your farm-to-table, garden of eden dreams out of the water.

The Garden of Eden – Farmacie Event.


“Father of Tamoxifen” Dr V. Craig Jordan supports a recent case report by our Dr. Lemmo. There may exist a potential “dark-side” of Tamoxifen-type drugs used in breast cancer and its prevention.

A patient with advanced breast cancer experienced a significant shrinkage of her metastatic disease when stopping the drug Raloxifene (a relative of Tamoxifen).  She continues to be in excellent shape without the need of any treatment during the past 16 months.  The oncology community is largely not aware of this phenomenon where a drug designed to help with breast cancer may do the exact opposite and feed the disease. Senior scientist and researcher Dr. V. Craig Jordan from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center wanted to place further attention in this area by writing a guest editorial on our case. This has been such an incredible honour and we are truly humbled by Dr. Jordan’s supportive comments. Dr. Jordan shares valuable expertise and insights into a largely unknown area in oncology on how the bodies own estrogen can actually shrink breast cancer and which may be an explanation for the positive response seen in this case report.

To find out more, the scientific article can be found below.

Jordan VC Editorial and Lemmo Raloxifene AEWE Case Report July 13 2016

Antioxidants Along with Chemotherapy & Radiation – Do Prescription & Over-The-Counter Drugs Interfere?

If your oncologist, pharmacist, or other members of your oncology team advises you to stop taking “antioxidants” during chemotherapy and radiation, then please show them the below links to a new published article in the International Journal of Cancer by Dr Lemmo.

Please click here for the simplified version of the article (in PDF).

Please click for the International Journal of Cancer article (Full Text).



SARA Foundation: Move With Grace

Join us for an evening in the sunshine filled with community, yoga and music to launch the SARA Foundation on Friday September 12, 2014 at Jack Poole Plaza outside of the Vancouver Convention Centre. The event is scheduled between 5:30 to 9:30pm and tickets are available online and at the door. Proceeds will benefit ThriveAlive Foundation.

SARA Foundation Event Poster-Sept 12 2014


Thrive Alive Foundation

thrive_poster_thrivealive_final_webJoin us for Thrive Alive Foundation’s event of the year to raise funds for the Thrive Support Program.

On April 12th, 2013 at the Roundhouse Community Centre, experience exquisite vegetarian treats (food sponsors include Feed Life, Eternal Abundance, Tao Organics, The Juice Truck, Zimt Artisan Chocolates and Teaja), sip on healthy elixirs, enjoy great finds at our silent auction, and let go of the outside world while dancing to live music, including Ailsa Rose and the Show, and connecting with inspirational speakers…

Support choice and help make non-funded cancer treatments available to everyone, regardless of financial status.

Date: Friday, April 12th, 2013

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Place: Roundhouse Community Centre, Exhibition Hall

Tickets: $35 regular/ $25 student

Purchase tickets online: