A masterpiece made from presence.   Eckhart Tolle


An essential guide for living fully with illness.     Cancer Support Worker

To her peers, Ginger Cunes was a successful, dependable and supportive woman. It took a bout with cancer for Ginger to recognize an inner voice that propelled her through life at breakneck speed.

Ginger’s quest for healing is a brave exploration of the body-mind connection. Through relaxation, journal writing, meditation, objective awareness and other focusing techniques, Ginger comes to understand the power of her own thoughts in overcoming fear and anxiety.

It took coming face-to-face with her own mortality to realize how precious a gift life really is, and to start living every moment to the fullest

Ginger Cunes currently teaches meditation at Mount Royal College in Calgary. As founder of the HOPE Cancer Support Association of Alberta, Ginger shares with others, the knowledge she has gained from her process of living with cancer. She is the recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award (1991) for her passion and commitment to health and healing. Ginger Cunes has been cancer free since 1985.



Healing Beyond a Cure

The Personal Story of
Ginger Cunes

Directed By

Picture editor

Director of Photography
Craig Wrobleski

Music and Sound Design
Doug Blackley

Sound Recordist
Gary Bruckner

Jill Sharpe

Production Manager
Suzanne Chapman

Assistant Editor
Ileana Pietrobruno

Production Accountant
Andrew Droege

Legal Counsel
Eva Schmieg

Kari Cervi

Stills Photographer

Graphic Designer
Barbara Breuner

Sound Post Production
Phillip Hunter
Airwaves Sound

Video Post Production
Steve Schelenz
Post Digital Works

Titles & Blue Screen Effects
Rick McCarthy
Knowledge Network

Stock Footage
Karvonen Films
Omni Film Productions

Female Vocalist
Judy Klassen

Special Thanks To
HOPE Cancer Support Association of Alberta

HOPE Group Members
Marney Armitage
Leslie Campbell
Deannie Cicon
James Cornock
Sherrie Flahr
Carla Giorgi
Sally Groulx
Scott McColl
Elizabeth McCool
Marilyn Negropontes
Colleen O’Connor
Christine Oese-Lloyd
Kathy Paterson
Pat Tunnell
Patricia Wallis
Leslie Young

Many Thanks To
Central Monitoring Services
Centre for Learning at Ghost River Crossing
D.E.C.O.R. Inc.
Eau Claire Market
Foxwood Bed & Breakfast
Great North Productions
Healthcare & Rehab Specialties
Hope Cancer Health Society of Vancouver
MacKinnie Library
Meditaiton Centre of Minneapolis
Queen’s Park Cemetary
Tom Baker Cancer Centre

Special Thanks To
The Cunes Family
Mark Achbar
Shari Bergman
Betsy Carson
Bob Martin
Stan & Bea Sharpe
Swami Veda

Produced in Association with
Vision TV
Knowledge Network
Saskatchewan Communications Network

Produced with the Participation of
British Columbia Film
Rogers Telefund

Produced with the Assistance of
Canada Television and Cable Production Fund

A Reel-Myth Production
Copyright 1997


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