The “Walker Wing” in Wellspring Niagara’s New Regional Cancer Support Centre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. Catharines, Ontario

Wellspring Niagara is proud to announce that their important new Regional Cancer Support Centre’s North Wing will be called the “Walker Wing”. Walker Industries Holdings Limited has committed $500,000 towards helping Wellspring Niagara reach it’s $5 Million campaign goal.

Walker industries has been a long-time friend to Wellspring Niagara and recognizes that as Niagara’s only cancer support centre, demand for free, community-based, non-clinical, supportive care programs and services are at an all-time high.

Wellspring Niagara launched its Help Us Build Hope Campaign in 2017. This significant campaign allows for the expansion of programs, services and aid with the building of a centrally located 11,000 sq. ft. facility. Located in Pelham’s new East Development on Wellspring Way, there is now a proper facility that will serve those in the Niagara community who are impacted by cancer now and into the future.

“The Walker family is extremely pleased to be able to continue its legacy of philanthropy in the Niagara Region by supporting the Wellspring Help Us Build Hope campaign. Wellspring provides much needed cancer support services for the residents of Niagara. With this donation to Wellspring, the Shareholders of Walker Industries continue their commitment of making a difference in the communities in which we do business.” Said Sheila (Walker) Bonapace, one of the company shareholders.

With amazing support from Walker Industries and other community leaders, Wellspring Niagara has already reached 80% of its $5 Million fundraising goal.

“The Walker Wing” in Wellspring Niagara’s new regional facility, will provide many rooms for crucial respite, relaxation programs as well as services such as peer support, short-term counselling, energy-therapy (Reiki), group presentations, a lending-library and Wellspring Niagara’s first ever wig resource room. This incredible support will go a long way in helping those who are struggling with cancer focus on improving their self being, reduce stress and provide skills to help cope with their journey through cancer.

“Wellspring Niagara would not exist without the generous support received from the people of Niagara and corporate leaders like Walker Industries. The new Wellspring Niagara Regional Cancer Support Centre will provide a sanctuary of understanding and a safe place for cancer patients, their family and caregivers and expand services and programs to better meet the needs of our members.” Ann Mantini-Celima, Wellspring Niagara’s Co-Founder and Executive Director.

This new purpose-built facility will include many other spaces to better accommodate its diverse roster of programs. These include a teaching kitchen for Wellspring’s nutrition-based program, Nourish, and a dedicated room for the Cancer Exercise program, and a rehab program for patients.

As a not-for profit, charitable organization, Wellspring Niagara receives no government funding, or any funding from other cancer-related charities. Wellspring Niagara solely relies on donations from individuals in the community and EVERY DOLLAR RAISED STAYS IN NIAGARA!

To learn more about how you can support Wellspring Niagara’s Help Us Build Hope Campaign and for naming opportunities available, please call 905-684-7619 or visit www.helpusbuildhope.ca

ABOUT WELLSPRING NIAGARA CANCER SUPPORT FOUNDATION
Wellspring Niagara is a Regional Cancer Support Centre that offers free social, emotional, psychological, rehabilitative and informational support to men, women and children who are coping with the realities of cancer every day. For more information about Wellspring Niagara please visit www.wellspringniagara.ca.