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Causes: Cancer, Counseling, Human Services, Mental Health

Mission: weSPARK is a special place dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients, their families and friends. weSPARK provides free of charge, a center where one can join with others to share their experience, strength, and hope. weSpark offers multiple services designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those lives that have been affected by cancer.

Target demographics: cancer patients and their loved ones

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley

Programs: free support groups and a host of other therapeutic and holistic programs. These programs are designed to alleviate fear, anxiety, depression, isolation, and evoke feelings of relaxation and well-being.

Community Stories

72 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

jsal77

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

weSPARK is an amazing center where you feel like one big family. The caring and support given is fantastic. There are many options of support to choose from depending on each guests personal needs. The staff is so friendly and accessable. Come in and give it a try!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The friendly staff is so helpful and the center is warm and cozy. The rooms are filled with laughter and I constantly hear the "guests" talk about how weSPARK has made them feel understood and normal again.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I beat cancer in 2005. that summer I met an actor, an older man who reminded me of my grandfather who died of cancer. He bought me lunch for my birthday. A year later I was working on sets and a character actor I had met on other sets told me my friend had cancer. He was terminal. I ran into him one day working, acting, on a set doing what he loved. He told me I should go to We Spark. that I could do good there. Well I gave him my e-mail but i gave him the wrong one. He thought I could get it on my phone. When I got home I found out that he had tried to reach me. I tried to find out where he was or what was happening to him, but I never saw him again. You might say I have been fighting to pay back that lunch ever since. two years ago I was told I could not be on sets anymore. I unjustly lost the only reason I chose to fight for my life. But like my friend I would rather spend my last breath being on a set somewhere then anywhere else. the last time I saw him he was on Gray's Anatomy. Even if my life is falling apart, I have to give back. We all need a balance in life and when you cancer, you need it more than ever. Having a safe place where you know it is OK to be sick and to not be judged for it, is vital. So I volunteer even when I feel like every thing I fought the cancer for is gone. His name was Ray Latulipe, and I for one will never forget him.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

such a nice atmosphere, everyone is so kind and helpfull. Every time i go there i am greeted with a great big smile

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The event I most recently volunteered at, the poker tounrament was a monumental success. Not only was the tournament organized and ran in such a way to raise the most money out of it, but everyone involved, including celebrity poker players, were having a wonderful and fun time giving and riasing money.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am grateful for the staff that supports my wife. She has had wonderful things to say about this organization, how supportive it is and how the staff and clients have offered support to her.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is no better organization to support people going through cancer, whether as a patient or someone connected to a patient. Their compassion, driven by people like Nancy Allen, whose heart is as big as her smile, and founder Wendi Jo Sperber (rest in peace), creates a welcome and safe environment for those who have had to deal with this devastating disease. They do this through their programs, group sessions and activities.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Aside from volunteering at this fantastic place I was also a client when I was going through cancer. WeSpark is an amazing, wonderful and safe place for people with cancer and their families. It is all free of charge. The support I got there was incredible. Going through cancer can be such a difficult time and I felt so grateful to have a place to go to for some holistic treatments and to meet other people who understood what I was going through. My teenage son was able to go to a support group there for teens and that was so helpful for our family.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The concern for everyone involved (both cancer patients and volunteers) at WeSPARK is downright contagIous. There is a 'can-do' quality, a sense of optimism that is indeed rare nowadays---

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

such a worthwhile cause and lovely people and best of all weSPARK provides a multitude of resources FREE to families and cancer patients from workshops, to yoga and support groups and counseling and rides to appointments....it is such a shame that their founder Wendy Jo Sperber succumbed to cancer herself, but the legacy she has left is priceless.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Was a guest that participated in a grief group to help recover form the loss of my mother to cancer. Received immense grief relief. I appreciated the free services and groups and wanted to give back by creating an event fundraiser. They are an amazing group of people in an amazing healing environment.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

weSPARK is comprised of the kindest souls facilitating a peacful healing center for cancer patients, their friends and families. An incredible array of programs all free of charge. 5 stars