Every day 43 Albertans will hear the words “you have cancer.”
Of those, 26 will survive to live with the after effects of cancer.
Wellspring Calgary has been delivering cancer supportive care since 2007 to anyone living with any type of cancer at any point on their journey. Resources and programs are available free of charge and without referral to those diagnosed, their families and primary caregivers. Our vision is no one has to face cancer alone.
In 2015 alone, 3,672 members had access to 26,614 hours of program delivery. Supporting this, 172 volunteers donated over 9,000 hours of their time. All of this is provided solely by the community -- Wellspring receives no core government funding.
Programs and resources fostering mind-body-spirit learning are informed by evidence and facilitated by professional leaders in their respective fields. The Wellspring Calgary Speaker Series is open to the general public and features presentations by leading experts in the cancer field on a variety of topics.
Wellspring Calgary collaborates with and is endorsed by healthcare professionals in the cancer supportive care community. People from rural southern Alberta and neighbouring provinces also visit our non-residential facility for support and information.
The work of Wellspring Calgary is funded solely through the generosity of our community via individual gifts and events. Donations are gratefully accepted and are CRA tax receiptable. Our charitable number is 809013675RR0001.
Wellspring Calgary regularly gathers member feedback to measure and validate the benefits and value of the programs provided.
Wellspring Calgary is sincerely grateful for the support of community hosted fundraisers, including Light It Up Calgary and Cancervive. Wellspring Calgary hosts two signature fundraisers each year: Toupee for a Day and Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge.