Our Praising Passion column celebrates inspiring Albertans who go above and beyond to improve the health and
well-being of people in their communities.
Nominate someone in your community or vote for the person you’d like to see featured in the next issue of Apple by
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 403-943-1993. Comments are welcome and voting is open
until April 30, 2015.
A Calgary Herald columnist, Bill Brooks is also a tireless volunteer whose
hard work and dedication have prompted 18,000 Alberta men to be tested
for prostate cancer. For the past 17 years, he has hosted an annual fundraiser
that’s raised more than $6.3 million for prostate cancer research and
Jordanna’s ongoing support and enthusiasm has helped the Northern Lights
Health Foundation fund more than $1.8 million of health-care services and
resources and improve patient care in the Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo area.
She also encourages healthy relationships between her colleagues, foundation
staff and volunteers.
For more than a decade, Gordon has volunteered with Calgary stroke
survivors who have aphasia, a language disorder that makes it difficult to
speak. His weekly meetings connect stroke survivors to each other and give
them an opportunity to practise their communication skills.
Promoting healthy eating, active living and community safety is a career and
a way of life for Garett, a health promotion facilitator in Grande Prairie. He
writes a weekly column to share his knowledge, experiences and resources
with communities, co-workers and friends. He enjoys inspiring others to live
healthy, active lives.
Scott Calling Last
An outreach worker with Alberta Health Services, Scott works with First
Nations, Metis and Inuit people who are homeless and living on the streets
of downtown Calgary. Rain or shine, he is committed to finding the resources
and support they need to improve their health and lives.
The nominees are: