About Wellspring Calgary

What is Wellspring Calgary?

  • Warm and welcoming centre of support for ANYONE living with ANY type of cancer, and those who love and care for them.
  • Provides evidence-informed programs, resources and support free of charge and without need for referral – supporting the body, mind and spirit.
  • In 2016, 4,223 Wellspring Calgary members had access to 26,710 hours of programs and services.
  • Supported by over 172 volunteers, who in 2016 contributed over 9,000 hours of their time and talent in service of our members and our mission.

Our Vision:

No one has to face cancer alone.

Our Mission:

Wellspring Calgary is a warm and welcoming community that provides a comprehensive range of support, resources and programs so anyone living with cancer and the people who care about them can improve the quality of their lives.

A cancer diagnosis can be devastating. It brings countless life-altering moments and events for the people who receive the diagnosis and for those who love them. People with cancer are compelled to find a new ‘normal,’ before, during and after treatment. Priorities shift, relationships change, life is … different.
At Wellspring, people living with cancer tell us what helps them the most – having access to information, receiving support, and learning new ways to cope.
Wellspring Calgary is a charitable organization which supports, informs and empowers those diagnosed with cancer by helping them address the fear, isolation, disruption and practical problems which cancer can bring to their lives. In operation since 2007 and an affiliate of the Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, Wellspring Calgary provides a comprehensive range of programs, support and resources so anyone living with cancer and the people who care about them can improve the quality of their lives. All programs and services are informed by evidence and offered free of charge and without referral in a warm, caring, and welcoming community-based centre nestled in the trees near the Bow River. Wellspring Calgary’s work is made possible through the generous donations of individuals, corporations, foundations and grassroots fundraisers, and with the efforts of committed volunteers, dedicated staff and skilled facilitators.

An invitation from
Patti Morris, Executive Director

A cancer diagnosis can turn your life upside down.

Wellspring Calgary members ‘get’ that. At Wellspring Calgary, anyone with any kind of cancer, as well as their family members and caregivers, at any point along the cancer journey, will find a unique set of evidence-informed programs, resources and support — as well as laughter, camaraderie and understanding — all under one roof – and all provided free of charge.

Since it opened in 2007, Wellspring Calgary has evolved into a community labour of love and compassion. We receive no core government funding, but instead exist thanks to volunteer and financial support from generous community members, businesses, and people … LIKE YOU.

It is with all this in mind that I invite you to take part in the fourth annual Light it Up Calgary, an event hosted by a group of inspiring Calgarians, eager to support Wellspring Calgary and our members. This unique and very fun run and walk after dark is intended to both raise awareness and funds to support Wellspring Calgary’s ongoing ability to provide vital programs.

Not a runner? Please don’t be intimidated – this is a FUN walk and run for ANYONE and EVERYONE. Not able to be with us on April 7th? Please consider still taking part by making a donation and by encouraging others to do the same.

Community support — the same grassroots support that has been instrumental in nurturing Wellspring Calgary since its establishment will both be present as we walk and run together, and will be the outcome, as together we will continue to ensure that programs are freely available for everyone who can benefit.

Wellspring Calgary is a beautiful example of what happens when many people come together in many ways to make a profound difference in people’s lives. We believe no one should have to face cancer alone — and I invite you to play a role in making that possible.

Join the Wellspring Calgary Team

Simple Steps to help you join the Wellspring Light it Up Calgary Team!

1. Visit HERE

2. There is a chart with all the Event Names. Beside Team Registration click on Register Now! ***It is very important that you click on “Register Now!” beside “Team Registration”, if you choose the option beside 3KM Walk, 5KM Run/Walk or 10KM Run you will not be able to choose which team you want to join.

3. You will be asked for your running room account information or to sign up for an account, You can leave this area blank and simply click on (“continue”).

4. On the first page of registration enter your individual registration information and then click on “confirm and continue”.

5. On the second page, answer the first four questions including which distance you will be participating in (3KM, 5KM or 10KM) and then under the team section select “Team Member”.

6. Select the Wellspring Calgary Team

7. Enter the team password nik34rif

8. Continue with the regular registration process! Don’t forget to purchase your Light it up Calgary Buff , event t-shirt and/or headlamp.

Contact Wellspring Calgary:

1404 Home Road NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B 1G7
Phone: 403.521.5292
Fax: 403.521.5298