Medicine Hat Health Foundation provides funding to Wellspring Alberta

March 26, 2024

Wellspring Alberta is pleased to announce that it has received $48,000 from the Medicine Hat Health Foundation (MHHF), to bolster its efforts to tap into local services and co-create in-person cancer support programs for those living in Medicine Hat and area.

This funding comes as Wellspring takes concrete steps to bridge the gap in services and ensure people across Alberta can access the support and tools they need to cope with cancer and live as well as possible.

“This funding is transformative! It gives Wellspring the momentum to meet our goal of bringing free in-person cancer support programs to Medicine Hat in 2024,” said Natalie Noble, Wellspring Alberta CEO, adding, “Support and collaboration with local agencies is key in helping Wellspring to reach and serve even more Albertans living with cancer and their families.”

The Medicine Hat Health Foundation is proudly 100 per cent local, and the official charity of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and Alberta Health Services for southeastern Alberta. Dedicated to making a difference in healthcare, this contribution to Wellspring marks the first time the Foundation has given a gift to benefit the community directly.

“This is an exciting time for our Foundation as we partner with Wellspring to improve and enhance the support to families in our community experiencing cancer,” said Heather Bach, Executive Director of Medicine Hat Health Foundation.

Wellspring programs are evidence-informed, free of charge, available in person and online, and open to anyone living with cancer, their caregivers, and their families. While cancer patients living outside major centres are invited to join Wellspring programs online, Wellspring has recently launched a distinctly local, in-person program in Lethbridge and Red Deer. Now, thanks to the MHHF, Medicine Hat residents will also benefit from in-person cancer support, coming soon in their area.

“We are honoured to help provide this support and look forward to the impact it will have in many people’s lives. We would also like to challenge other businesses and organizations, large and small, to engage in their own way to support areas of healthcare that matter the most to them,” said Bach.

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