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It’s okay not to be fine…

Ah hell, guys. I have always been honest in this space. Sometimes to a fault. And so I think it behooves me to be honest again.

Juliana Sydoruk

A few days prior to her big day, she confided in me that what she was experiencing emotionally was akin to someone who is about to have an amputation. That comment stunned me. I had never thought of it that way, but it was a brutally raw and real description.

Sharing the love – thank you to everyone who supported our Light It Up Year-End Matching Campaign!

On behalf of Wellspring Calgary, please accept our sincere gratitude for your donation to the Light It Up Year-End Matching Campaign. Together we were able to raise a remarkable $530,000!

Bob Taylor

The day Bob Taylor learned he had cancer was not the worst day of his life. The worst day was three years earlier in February of 2015 when he lost his son Chris, at age 37, to Leukemia.

Speaker Series – February 2021

Our Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Each month we feature different speakers and topics.

A Lasting Wellspring Gift

My husband and I attended the celebration of life for Monica, who died March 2018. Her husband John met everyone coming into the event and handed them a pamphlet containing a page with a picture of Monica and a quote...

A Caregiver’s Journey – off the path

I’ve learned a lot since becoming a caregiver to my husband who was first diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and has since had two recurrences. Here are a few salient points in my learning.

Have a Merry – COVID-safe – Christmas

Dear Wellspring pals: I do not know what your family traditions look like, but I imagine this Christmas is not the kind of Christmas you expected, nor the kind of Christmas you’d have chosen.

Turn your empty cans and bottles into a donation!

Is your recycling building up but you just don’t have the time or desire to go to the bottle depot? Download SkipTheDepot, select “Wellspring Calgary” as your charity of choice, and they’ll do the rest!

News Release: Wellspring Calgary leadership change

Wellspring Calgary’s Board of Directors announced today its CEO, Patti Morris, will be stepping down to pursue new opportunities after leading the charity from inception in 2006, through to establishment and remarkable growth over the last 14 years. Morris’ last day will be December 11, 2020.

Alberta Health Services

Wellspring Calgary is honoured to work in close partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and in particular, with Cancer Care Alberta.

Marilyn Ostryznik

This month marks my seventh year as a Wellspring Calgary volunteer. As a 20-year breast cancer survivor, this work is especially meaningful to me as I feel deeply connected to Wellspring’s vision to ensure no one has to face cancer alone.