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Wellspring Calgary
Light it up Calgary 2018 - Team Event
Saturday April 7, 2018

Please help us make this year's Light it up Calgary 2018 in support of Wellspring Calgary one of the best ever

Please help us in supporting Wellspring Calgary!

I have joined forces with friends to form the Hustling Hummingbirds, to hustle through the night in an effort to raise funds for Wellspring Calgary, but also awareness for the support available when battling with cancer.

Cancer has unfortunately reared it's ugly head in my life more than once over the years. From watching my aunt win her battle when I was young, to standing witness to cancer entering the lives of three individuals very close to me in the past year. While I am so incredibly blessed to report my good friend Caity has won her battle against breast cancer, I can't express how much it pains me to say that my other two friends are no longer with us, but are also no longer in pain or discomfort. Cole was one of my oldest and closest friends, and is now flying high above us away from the pain of the colon cancer that took his life. Maureen is the humming bird, the mother of my best friend and now a mothering guardian to us all, our efforts to support Wellspring are inspired by her. Maureen was a frequent visitor of Wellspring Calgary during her battle with uterine cancer, and it was a place that brought comfort to the whole family while enduring one of the most difficult things they will ever endure.

So please join us now in the support of Wellspring Calgary, and the support of those we love and their memory as we walk through the night at Light It Up Calgary!


The Hummingbird

Legends say that hummingbirds float

free of time, carrying our hopes for love,

Joy and celebration.


Hummingbirds open our eyes to

the wonder of the world and inspire

us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends


The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us

that life is rich, Beauty is everywhere,

Every personal connection has meaning

and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.


Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover

to savour each moment as it passes

embrace all that life has to offer

and to celebrate the joy of everyday

For more information click here to visit the Light it up Calgary 2018 website.

My funds raised so far

Personal Goal: $500 Raised: $480

Please help us in supporting Wellspring Calgary! We are the Hustling Hummingbirds. Maureen Harrison always loved the little creatures and before her surgery she spotted one in her garden. We saw it as a comforting sign and shared it with family and friends. In the following weeks many people shared their stories of spotting hummingbirds where they had never seen them before. The hummingbird became a symbol of Maureen’s battle against cancer and even just of her character.

Those of you who chatted with Cassandra or her family in the last little bit probably heard her Mom or one of them mention Wellspring. Right from the beginning they were there to assist the whole family. From helping her Dad with forms, helping them learning how to cope with emotions in the difficult time, to giving her Mom and her something easy to do in a wreath making class. They also gave the family sanctuary when they needed somewhere to go or someone to talk to. These donations will go a long way in helping other families in difficult times. Every little bit helps!


Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover

to savour each moment as it passes

embrace all that life has to offer

and to celebrate the joy of everyday


Funds raised so far for Hustling Hummingbirds

Team Fundraising Goal: $1,500 Raised: $1,935


View people that have helped by sponsoring you.

The following people donated online:

Name Amount Comment
Gwen & Mitch Jacques $50Have a great Day !
Leslie and Todd $50Dress warm and be safe ! ( always a mother )
Cathy Campbell $20
Aunty Jo $40Go Mel Go!!
Heather Hunter $50
Crescent Point $150
Leah Johnson $25Have an epic race!

The following people donated offline:

Name Amount Comment
Terri Nelson $20
Sue Nelson $50
Mickey Campbell $25

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