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Nonprofit Overview

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

84 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love WeSPARK's Cancer Support Center. They went above and beyond their duty when my sister was in crisis - her husband was in the final stage of his brain tumor and they were fantastic! Very kind, caring and supportive with my sister and her two small children. My overall rating of them is FANTASTIC!

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WeSPARK is a phenomenal organization that does wonders for the community and beyond! One of my dearest friends is a WeSPARK employee and her love for the organization and the good that it does never ceases to amaze me. Their work is invaluable to the population that it serves, offering a plethora of support opportunities that enhance the healing process for cancer patients, both physically and, more importantly, spiritually. The city of Los Angeles is truly indebted to WeSpark for its work with and promotion of alternative therapies, making them an ideal candidate for the 2009 Cancer Fighters Award. --Jennifer

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WeSPARK is an unbelievable place. The support offered here is unmatched. I feel grateful that it exists. Knowing that my good friend was well supported through this organization while she was going through the toughest fights of her life has made me so grateful.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for WeSpark. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of last year. It was an extremely scary and difficult time for me. WeSpark was referred to me by one of my doctor's. I'm not a person who feels comfortable doing therapy sessions, and wasn't sure what to expect. But I decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did. I started off in the "in treatment group". I felt very supported there and was surprised to find that even though each one of us was at various stages of our treatment, and suffered from different types of cancer, that in a lot of cases we were all dealing with the same issues. I developed a bond with quite a few people in the group. When my treatment was over, I was moved to the "post treatment" group - that was in January. And I've been going to weekly sessions ever since. Pamela is a wonderful counselor and the people in that group are people I have bonded with and consider my friends. I feel very supported and am so thankful for that. While I had a lot of support from my sister and my friends during my initial diagnosis and surgeries, that support seemed to drop off after that point. WeSpark gave me the support I needed to deal with my treatment and to help me move on with my life and not let cancer rule it. I have ups and downs, but I know I always have a place to go to and talk about my issues and get suggestions and support. Thank you so much WeSpark and Kim and Pamela for everything!

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to write a review of weSPARK. We know how busy everyone is. I also want you to know how touched all of us by your stories and reviews, which motivate us to work even harder than ever to serve all your needs. We have also read all your suggestions and have taken them to heart and we are striving to make weSPARK better than ever. Again, thanks to everyone.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to help my mom with her successful fight with breast cancer. I went to weSpark ahead of bringing my mom there and found some of the nicest, kind and knowledgeable people I have ever met. I cant really put into words how much my moms expereince there helped in her treatment and after treatment life.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

At WeSPARK, you can't help but to feel at home. It's not just not just a place, but an extended family, as from the moment you step foot in the door you can see just how much the staff truely cares. I can't think of a better place to go for support.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization for anyone battling cancer. Helpful staff and great support. You can't battle this disease alone, so join a support group or take a healing yoga class or just share experiences and information.....

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WeSpark is a place of friendship, support and love. I have spent time there and have learned how to live with Breast Cancer. They welcome the whole family. the programs they offer are great and the seminars are even better. The Cancer Community needs more places like WeSpark.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WeSPARK was a soft place to fall for my daughter and me during our struggle with her lymphoma. Nobody "gets it" like the staff and those who sre in in all phases of the cancer journey.