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Cancer Connect in-person program launched in Red Deer and Lethbridge

We are excited to share that we have launched new in-person programs in both Red Deer and Lethbridge, expanding our mission to bridge the gap in community cancer care to ensure everyone across the province has access to the support and tools they need to live with cancer.

Bev Old: a cancer road less travelled

Bev Old faced a second cancer diagnosis and made a personal decision to stop chemotherapy. After six rounds of chemotherapy, she decided to prioritize quality of life over quantity, leading to an unexpected rebound. Now, she enjoys life, experiencing minimal side effects from cancer, and cherishes each day with gratitude and joy. Her decision may not be right for everyone, but Bev believes she made the right choice for herself.

Public Programs – September 2023

Our public programs are free and open to the public. Each month we feature different speakers and topics.

Randy O’Dell House becomes WELL Certified

We are happy to share that Randy O'Dell House has achieved WELL Certification™ at the Silver level, becoming the second building in Alberta to receive this recognition. This certification highlights our dedication to creating a healthy space for those affected by cancer.

Miranda Walker: finding support through Cancer Connect in Lethbridge

Miranda, 28, battled breast cancer while starting her career and relocating. With strength from loved ones, she endured chemo and radiation. Finding solace in Wellspring's Cancer Connect, she formed meaningful connections, feeling less alone and grateful for the support.

Public Programs – August 2023

Our public programs are free and open to the public. Each month we feature different speakers and topics.

Cynthia Levagood: discovering strength in community

Cynthia Levagood shared her breast cancer story at an event but hesitated to wear a 'survivor' t-shirt. Cancer taught her patience and the importance of support. Joining Wellspring's programs in Lethbridge provided her with a caring community. After a year of battling cancer, Cynthia received positive news from her oncologist and now proudly wears the 'survivor' t-shirt with gratitude and a new perspective on life.

Meet Wellspring’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Roundtable

The D&I Roundtable is comprised of individuals who are committed to creating a Wellspring where everyone belongs. These are dedicated individuals who have: lived cancer experience; knowledge or experience with marginalization and racism; and/or, have encountered barriers to accessing community-based supportive care or the health care system.

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!

Public Programs – July 2023

Our public programs are free and open to the public. Each month we feature different speakers and topics.

Rick Deans: taking on the Cancervive Ride For Wellspring

As Rick Deans sets his sights on riding in the 2023 Cancervive cycling event, Rick’s demeanor is calm and hopeful. He’s been down some rocky roads, but the Bow Valley Parkway is a smooth ride… a welcome challenge for a worthy cause.

Frank Pickard: finding the missing piece at Wellspring

Frank Pickard is grateful to be alive, relatively stable, and doing as well as possible, in year four of what is commonly viewed as a five-year cancer monitoring window. He is especially cognizant of his all-around good fortune, given the prognosis of a 35 percent chance of recovering from two cancers found within three months of each other in 2019.