Welcome to Pass It On.

A supportive cancer care resource that provides tips from experts, inspirational stories and a forum for connecting with patients and their loved ones.

The HPV and Cancer Stats You Can't Afford to Ignore: http://t.co/aD7tnbt1 from @DrOz 2012-10-10

            Leader turns Member By: Lisa Shamai I have thoroughly enjoyed my years of leading healthy cooking sessions for people with cancer at the Sunnybrook, Brampton and Oakville Wellspring locations. But when I received a diagnosis of AML Leukemia in March this year, my oncologist jokingly said “there goes your… [Read More]

Potlucks are great ways for people to get together, try a variety of dishes and spark new ideas for their own cooking. This month, each GTA Wellspring centre will be hosting a member potluck. We turned to our own Registered Dietitians and Chefs to share some tips and delicious and nutritious potluck recipes. We look… [Read More]

Two Staffing Announcements!

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 | 1 Comment

New program coordinator at Wellspring Westerkirk House                     Wellspring is delighted to welcome Alison Bourne as the new Program Coordinator at Wellspring Westerkirk House.  Alison learned about Wellspring through her husband’s participation in last year’s Peloton Challenge, where he rode from Toronto to Austin, Texas to… [Read More]

Ethel and Vanessa

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 | 0 Comments

              Despite having a family history of cancer, it still came as a shock when Ethel and her daughter Vanessa were both diagnosed with breast cancer. “It is so difficult having your daughter go through what you went through and knowing what she was in for,” says Ethel. “But… [Read More]

Joan and Caroline

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 | 1 Comment

              Joan and Caroline are often mistaken for sisters or best friends because of their strong friendship and similar positive outlook on life. But, this mother- daughter team, affectionately nicknamed “The Dynamic Duo’ by a Wellspring volunteer share much more than mothers and daughters in most families because both… [Read More]

We Care for Caregivers

Posted on April 4th, 2014 | 0 Comments

As any person with cancer knows, a cancer diagnosis also affects your family members, friends and caregivers. Oftentimes, the anxiety, worries and fears can be as overwhelming for them as they are for the patient. Wellspring understands that these stresses have the potential to change the way patients and their caregivers relate to one another,… [Read More]

Lynne Barone

Posted on April 4th, 2014 | 0 Comments

                  The moment she walked through the doors of Wellspring Westerkirk House for the very first time, Lynne Barone knew she was where she needed to be. The positive difference she saw in herself after attending sessions with the Breast Cancer Support group and The Healing Journey,… [Read More]

Lynn Novokowsky

Posted on April 4th, 2014 | 6 Comments

               Lynn Novokowsky is a veteran Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan volunteer, seeing the centre come to life from an idea, right though to its expansion 14 years later. Lynn first became involved with Wellspring in 2000 while her brother was battling cancer. She was given given tickets to attend an… [Read More]

Staffing Announcement

Posted on March 7th, 2014 | 0 Comments

It gives us great pleasure to share three pieces of good news. As you know Elsha Leventis, our Downtown Toronto Centre Manager is on the verge of retirement. We are very sad to see her go, but are thrilled to know she is moving on to many new and exciting opportunities.  In seeking a replacement… [Read More]

Yaslyma Ramsankar (Lima)

Posted on March 7th, 2014 | 7 Comments

            Yaslyma affectionately known at Wellspring as Lima, was given the shocking news that she had stage 4 neuroendocrine cancer, (cancer in the pancreas, intestine and liver) with a prognosis of six months to live and no available treatment. Understandably, Lima was, distraught, and angry, Lima felt hopeless and just… [Read More]