$1 Million Donation to Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation

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The Faas Foundation announced a $1 million donation to the Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation on December 17, 2020, to benefit their Money Matters program. Wellspring's unique Money Matters program assists cancer patients in navigating the many government and workplace income programs, options for drug coverage, and community resources that are available when they are too sick to work.

The Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation has a network of community-based centres based in Calgary, Edmonton, Niagara, London, and four locations in the Greater Toronto Area. Each of the centres offers a variety of programs and services to anyone with any type of cancer, free of charge.

Established in 2005 by Andrew Faas, The Faas Foundation supports non-profit organizations involved in creating psychologically safe and fair workplaces and other philanthropic causes involving health care, education and medical research.

Wellspring will be changing the name of their Money Matters program to "The Faas Foundation Money Matters Program at Wellspring" in appreciation of the support that the Faas Foundation has provided to them over the past 12 years.

Wellspring CEO Christina Smith said, "This donation is transformational for Wellspring; it will fund expanded delivery of the program as well as help broaden the reach into other provinces so we can better support all Canadians living with cancer."

Dean LaBerge, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grizzly Gazette