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New cancer support centre opening in Edmonton

Wellspring Edmonton is a cancer support centre that will help patients with non-medical needs. .
Wellspring Edmonton is a cancer support centre that will help patients with non-medical needs. . Wellspring Edmonton, Credit

A new cancer support centre is opening in south Edmonton.

In January, Wellspring Edmonton will begin over 40 programs and services aimed at assisting the needs of cancer patients.

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The programs will address non-medical needs of patients like the emotional, practical, physical and spiritual.

“It all started as an idea eight years ago to bring a Wellspring to Edmonton and help our community face cancer together,” Wellspring Edmonton chair Dr. Glenn Hundleby said.

“Today, it is a reality, thanks to the generous support of the community – health-care professionals, design and construction professionals, along with corporate, community and individual donors who all stepped up to help.”

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Wellspring Edmonton said it will operate through donations.

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The 12,000 square-foot facility is located on 65 Avenue and 113 Street.

Those who are interested can sign up online or in person for programs like yoga, nutrition, expressive creative arts, exercise and peer support at no cost.