Every day 51 Albertans will hear the words “you have cancer.”
While we have excellent medical resources to fight cancer, people living with cancer, and their loved ones, often find they need emotional, informational, practical support and more.
Wellspring Calgary is uniquely devoted to the non-medical needs of cancer patients. We offer a comprehensive range of evidence-informed programs, resources and support for anyone living with any type of cancer, and their significant caregivers, at any point on their cancer journey. Our services are all offered free of charge and no referral is required.
In the 10-plus years we have been delivering services, Wellspring Calgary has come to be recognized as an important resource and vital partner for those facing cancer. The positive impact of our support is clear. In 2017 alone, Wellspring Calgary provided nearly 32,000 hours of programming made available to just under 5,000 members.
As our population grows and ages, it is anticipated that more people will be living longer with and beyond cancer. According to projections and current cancer statistics, Wellspring Calgary cannot feasibly meet the increasing demand for cancer support services in Calgary.
The need is great. To meet the need, we have developed a five-year strategic plan that includes opening a second location, Randy O’Dell House, in south Calgary. It will serve residents of Calgary and southern Alberta. In case you missed our June 21 Groundbreaking Ceremony, click and watch our highlight reel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wdru5ArRE4
This plan requires raising $12.9 million. This chart indicates where funds will be allocated:
The Campaign for Wellspring Calgary: Three Priorities
Randy O’Dell House — Including technology for delivery of programs in southern Alberta
Wellspring Calgary Member Programs and Services Delivery
Sustainability: Enhancing our Endowment
Achieving this goal will:
Positively impact the daily lives of thousands of people living with cancer today and into the future.
Bring programs and services to those impacted by cancer living in Calgary and across southern Alberta.
Create sustainability by providing vital predictable revenue to support ongoing operations.
We cannot do this alone. We need your help. Please join us and support the Campaign for Wellspring Calgary.