Wellspring Chinguacousy continues to be a source of hope and help for so many people touched by cancer. In the two years since we’ve opened our doors, the centre has received 12,860 visits from cancer patients and their families. We are providing 25 cancer support programs, and have a dynamic team of 177 volunteers helping at Wellspring. I am very proud of the wonderful work our staff and volunteers are doing.
An ongoing fountain of strength for us is the generosity of our donors and sponsors. This year we met our fundraising goals thanks to the community organizations, founders and long term donors who supported us through fundraising events and financial gifts.
This past year has been a busy time. We initiated new fundraising initiatives including the Annual Butterfly Campaign and the Butterfly Wings of Hope monthly giving program. We launched a Wellspring Chinguacousy newsletter titled the Butterfly, as well as a new website. In programming, we introduced Writing For The Health of It and the Prostate Cancer Exercise Program. We recruited a new Member for our Board of Directors, Marolyn Morrison, Mayor of Caledon. Marolyn is helping us to build a strong connection with the Caledon community.
As we look to the future, the need for Wellspring’s cancer support programs is increasing. Far too many people are still being diagnosed with cancer, and rarely a week goes by without hearing about another friend, colleague or acquaintance being impacted by this terrible disease. As long as the need is here, we will continue to reach out and help anyone we can.
I want to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed their time, talent or money to Wellspring Chinguacousy. You are truly making a difference in the lives of many people.