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New cancer support centre to offer ‘place of healing’ for patients

Premier Redford and Mayor Mandel to help break ground on new facility

Edmonton, August 27, 2013Wellspring Edmonton officially kick-starts its capital campaign this week to build a centre that provides supportive cancer care for Edmonton and area patients and their families.

Premier Alison Redford and Mayor Stephen Mandel are lending their support to the non-profit organization in a ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday.

Date: Thursday August 29, 2013
Time: 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (please arrive by 3 p.m.)
Location: Corner of 65 Avenue and 113 Street

The non-residential, 12,000-square-foot facility – set to open in 2014 – is designed to provide a warm, nurturing environment for cancer patients, their families and caregivers.

Speakers

  • Premier Alison M. Redford
  • Mayor Stephen Mandel
  • Glenn Hundleby, Wellspring Board Chair
  • Lyle Best, Wellspring Campaign Chair
  • In attendance, Senator Tommy Banks, Campaign Co-Chair

Media interviews with available speakers will follow the ground-breaking ceremony. Several cancer survivors in attendance will also be available to speak to media about the need for Wellspring Edmonton’s services. Please RSVP to Jim Rudolph at jim@jgrcommunications.com or at (780) 426-4123 by Aug. 28.

About Wellspring Edmonton

Wellspring Edmonton is a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering a range of cancer support programs and services for patients and their families so they can develop skills and strategies to improve their quality of life during and beyond cancer. For more information about Wellspring, visit Wellspring Edmonton.

Media contact:

Jim Rudolph
Wellspring Edmonton Board Member
T: 780-426-4123; C: 780-690-5166
Email: jim@jgrcommunications.com

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