The AnswerCancerNow program is supported by many individuals who plan and organize fun and creative events in support of Wellspring. We are pleased to provide some highlights of just a few of the events over the last few years.
Thank you to all the individuals who planned events and fundraised for Wellspring to make a difference!
NUTRIENCE OAKVILLE HALF MARATHON - SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
The Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon offers a number of different race routes. There are the standard half marathon, 10K and 5K routes, but you can also choose from the Timbits 2K and Mutt Strutt 2K - for those who are looking for a fun run to complete with their children, or fur babies. Our small but mighty team raised an incredible $16,385 for Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House.
ORANGETHEORY FITNESS PINK TOWELS CAMPAIGN
OrangeTheory Fitness (Golden Horseshoe Region), has been a great community supporter of Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House through their participation in fundraising events such as Ladies Out Laughing and Lace Up for Love. This past October, they raised $1,322.10 through the sale of pink OrangeTheory Fitness branded towels, encouraging their members to sweat it out for a great cause!
OAKVILLE BLADES "PINK IN THE RINK" - OCTOBER 19, 2018
The Oakville Blades’ annual ‘Pink in the Rink’ event was an outstanding success for Wellspring this past year – raising over $32,000! It was a great night which showcased local hockey talent and an overwhelming sense of community support. Players honoured a loved one affected by cancer by wearing their name on their jersey, collected online pledges and hosted an amazing bake sale and silent auction. Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House is very excited to continue this valued partnership!
KARAOKE FOR TARA - NOVEMBER 3, 2018
What started out as a fun ladies night out activity, turned into a very special event held in memory of Tara, a former Wellspring member. Hosted by friends and family, the event raised an amazing $910 for the Art Therapy Program at Birmingham Gilgan House, a program that Tara was very fond of. It was a touching tribute to Tara and it honoured her in a way that she would have appreciated - with a night full of love, laughter and karaoke.
PARTNERS IN PINK
Students in the Halton District School Board are learning valuable lessons about the importance of philanthropy and helping others – all while having fun!
We would like to thank the following schools for selecting Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House as a beneficiary of their ‘Pink’ events hosted in the month of October:
- Iroquois Ridge High School
- White Oaks Secondary School
- Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School
WELLSPRING CANCER SUPPORT FUNDRAISER - JUNE 26, 2018
Barb Wortzman, longtime Wellspring supporter, put on a night of upscale entertainment and dining at the Vaticano Restaurant in the heart of Yorkville. With live music and great company, the event was able to raise awareness for Wellspring programming and services, as well as an incredible $2,315 in proceeds!
Or, click here to see a list of all the events that took place in 2018-19 in support of Wellspring!