Help shed a light on cancer this holiday season

November 13, 2020
  • November 13, 2020
  • News

One in two of us will hear the words “you have cancer” in our lifetime. You likely know someone touched by cancer ­– which means you know the mental, physical and emotional toll it takes on people and those who love them.

Wellspring Calgary exists to ensure no one has to face cancer alone.

Thanks to donors like you, Wellspring offers a comprehensive array of evidence-informed programs and services – complementary to medical treatment. We treat the mind, body and spirit. We provide a steadfast community of support and belonging for anyone diagnosed with cancer and their families.


“The thing about Wellspring is it’s one big community of compassion and understanding. Everyone is welcome, there are no exclusions. It doesn’t matter what program you take or how much energy you have to contribute, you always know it’s okay. You’re with your people, you’re where you belong.”
– Bev Watson, Wellspring member

Your financial support makes all of this possible. You are the friend that reaches down and lifts up members like Bev Watson, living with Stage IV cancer. Your support enables Wellspring to provide free programs and resources that build hope, joy and community.

Six months of online programming during the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that Wellspring Calgary is on track to serve the same number of people living with cancer in 2020 as we served in 2019 when we had two centres open and fully operational. Surveys of these online programs shows 91% of participants felt less isolated in their cancer journey and 99% would recommend Wellspring to a friend.

When you give to Wellspring Calgary, you transform lives. You infuse dark days with light.

With this year’s pandemic, those living with cancer are experiencing significantly more stress and isolation. To show you care, we invite you to make a donation or increase your support – and your gift will be matched!

This year, the Gerald A. Cooper-Key Foundation, Jack Anderson and Dr. Wendy Ovaris, the Reilly Family and additional anonymous donors have stepped up to match donations made on or before December 31, up to $205,000­ – making this year our largest Light It Up Year-End Matching Campaign ever!

Click here to make a donation and have it matched.

Thank you for being a friend and a light in the world. Thank you for caring.

With gratitude,

Patti Morris
Chief Executive Officer, Wellspring Calgary

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