The Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation has two major objectives: investigation and support of complementary and alternative medicine, particularly in the treatment of cancer, and economic education that promotes the principles of a free market.

The Foundation also supplies support to organizations that help people who fall through the social safety net of government programs for the needy. Most of these groups operate around the area of Main and Hastings in Vancouver to provide care for a vulnerable population. Some support is also given to existing charitable organizations that come to the Board’s attention.

Funding interests

Award types

Research Trainee, Scholar, Health Professional-Investigator


Research interests

  • complementary and alternative cancer treatment
  • investigation of alternative medicine for the treatment of cancer
  • modifiable risk factors for the prevention of cancer and other major illnesses

Awards

2020

Recipient

Sarah Grasedieck

Award type

Research Trainee Award


Project title

Vitamin C-induced epigenomic remodeling as a preventive therapy for leukemic transformation

Recipient

Shannon Dames

Award type

Health Professional-Investigator award


Project title

A patient-oriented mental health recovery effort: Working across sectors to alleviate suffering related to burnout, post-traumatic stress disorder, or treatment resistant depression

2019

Recipient

Haifeng Zhang

Award type

Research Trainee Award


Project title

Identification of IL1RAP as a novel oncoprotein and therapeutic target in Ewing sarcoma

2018


Award type

Research Trainee Award


Project title

Using host defense peptides and their synthetic analogs as alternative therapy for chronic infection caused by multi-drug resistant organisms

2015

Recipient

Mariya Cherkasova

Award type

Research Trainee Award


Project title

Behavioural and neural correlates of placebo responses in healthy and clinical populations

2013


Award type

Research Trainee Award


Project title

Co-registered optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence imaging

2009

Recipient

Jeffrey Mowat

Award type

Research Trainee Award


Project title

Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of Eleutherobin and Designed Analogues for Cancer Therapy

Recipient

Amy Kirkham

Award type

Research Trainee Award


Project title

Exercise Intensity Prescription in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy Treatment