Did you know that many of your fellow Wellspring members are budding photographers? Last month, we asked members to submit photos for the August newsletter, and we were thrilled and awed by the response. Ursula's photo above, was selected for bragging rights, but all were winners in our mind. Click here to see what August means to Wellspring members.
Discover the programs in your local centre this month
The Oasis: Advanced Cancer Support Group will be offered the first and third Monday of every month from 1:30 - 3 p.m. New members who wish to join this group are asked to speak with the group leader prior to attending their first session. Please email [email protected] to arrange to speak with the program leader.
Calling all men - The Taking Charge: Men's Program is just for you!
The Taking Charge: Men's Program is an opportunity for men who are patients or caregivers to talk with one another, ask questions and share fears, anxieties and uncertainties that come with a cancer diagnosis.
Wellspring Downtown Toronto will be offering this program once a week for 4 weeks in September. Click hereto register or call 416-961-1928 for more information.
Wednesdays, September 7 - 28, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House offers the Taking Charge: Men's Program the fourth week of every month from 1:30 - 3 p.m. as a drop in program.
Westerkirk House offers the Taking Charge: Men's Program the second Monday of every month from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Want to see Wellspring on your Facebook News Feed?
Posts from your friends and family are now prioritized on your Facebook news feed over pages you have 'liked.' If you'd like to keep Wellspring news, programs, events and more at the top of your feed, there's a simple fix:
Just go to Facebook.com/WellspringCAN, click the 'Like' button at the top of the page and change the setting from 'Default' to 'See First.'
Facebook helps you keep informed, keep up to date and keep in touch with Wellspring. Remember, to share and comment on our Facebook posts to help us reach more people who could benefit from Wellspring programs.
Professional Speaker Series This Month
CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER
Flowing Hearts Creative Writing Circle
The Flowing Hearts Creative Writing Circle will help you tap into your creative power and unleash your creative writing ability.
This program will focus on therapeutic self-expression while it develops the writing, stories, imagination and unique voice of each participant. It will provide an enthusiastic start to those new to writing for expression, and will re-stimulate those who've been writing for decades.
Nature and Art Workshop: Plaster Plaques and Mixed Media Collage (2-part series) Birmingham Gilgan House »
Wednesday, August 10 and 17,1 - 3 p.m.
Affirmations and Healthy Thought Management Westerkirk House »
Tuesday, August 9, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Healing from Within - A Painting Workshop (by Art for Cancer) Westerkirk House »
Wednesday, August 10, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Click the icons below for the full list of upcoming Professional Speaker Series and Nourish Cooking Series
Community News & Events
The Power of a Team
Gather your family, friends or co-workers and create a team for The Big Walk for Cancer Support on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Chinguacousy Park in Brampton.
TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More
Being part of a team means that you will always have someone to train with and motivate you on the day of the event.
As a team you can host exciting fundraising events to reach more people and increase your fundraising total.
Come up with a creative team costume and bring your enthusiasm for a chance to win team prizes (The Team Spirit Award Trophy and Top Fundraising Award)
We want to hear from you! Connect with other Big Walkers on Facebook and share your fundraising and training progress. We look forward to seeing you on September 25. Click here to register as a team or as an individual. Minimum individual fundraising commitment of $150.00
Shop, Bid, Support, Donate!
Wellspring has partnered with eBay Giving Works for the month of August, giving you the opportunity to support the cancer cause as you bid on wonderful items and unique experiences. Starting August 1, bid on hotel stays, signed sports memorabilia, restaurant gift certificates, cosmetic and household items and more! All funds from the sale of these items support Wellspring. Visit www.wellspringauction.com anytime in the month of August to see the list of items and start bidding. Check back often, as new items will be frequently added to the listing with each item available for live bidding for 7-days. Help us surpass last year's total of $2,319.84.
Become a friend of the Peloton and help raise $25,000 for Wellspring
Wellspring has the chance to turn $25,000 into $50,000. Denys Calvin, a loyal donor, will match every donation through the "Friends of the Peloton" campaign up to $25,000. You have the unique opportunity to double your impact, double your donation and make a BIG difference. This September, 30 individuals are riding their bike from Oakville, ON to Miami, Florida in support of Wellspring. On top of conquering the distance, they have each made a commitment to raise a minimum of $10,000. Visit your local Wellspring to make a donation through the "Friends of the Peloton" or click here to make a contribution online.
Bring a friend to "Wine and Dine" at the 7th Annual Nine, Wine and Dine Golf Tournament
Join us for a fun-filled reception at the Oakville Golf Club on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6 p.m. The evening includes a gourmet dinner, fine wine pairings, casino-themed games and a live and silent auction. All proceeds will support programs and services at Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House. To purchase your reception tickets please visit, wellspring.ca/golf.