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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

83 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We Spark has given me support and knowledge to move in a positive direction. Have found I am not alone, and have met and receive a safe place to share and grow. I want to thank We Spark for all the support and programs to help to move forward with the worst call I receive that I had Cancer, to now having programs and support to grown and become the person I am today. Thank you all at We Spark.

Previous Stories
6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WeSpark has been a great support for my dealing and my experience with breast cancer. When I first got cancer everything goes so fast you are in a tail spin of the unknown. Doctors, test, surgery, then more surgery, answers you receive are vague. First I got a call from my provider, that I had breast cancer, then within three month I had four surgeries. Thanks God they referred me to WeSpark for support. I found people who we knowledgeable and who cared, how you felt and what you were experiencing. A safe place to go to talk about your cancer, your fears and how to move forward. All the classes yoga, mediation, support groups so you could talk about medical concerns, emotional issues, phyical issues, and the fear of the cancer returning. WeSpark have been a major part of my recovery. I am not alone, I have a safe place to go, and be with people who understand and are willing to listen. The faciliators and other people with cancer have been a great support. I would recommend WeSpark 150% if someone needed a place to go. I want to thank all of the great people at WeSpark for their kindnesss and support.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I support WeSPARK Cancer Support Center because my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago. She received a lot of support from her local (Iowa) cancer support center -- and I know how much it meant to her. So I support WeSPARK in honor of my sister Nancy. Carol Geisbauer

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Where do I start-when I found out I had non hodgkins lymphoma---I was in shock--a friend suggested I talk to someone--We Spark was highly recommended---I emailed over there and within minutes Bonnie called me back--set up an appointment for the next day--she got me focused and was firm about me signing up for everything...I was so overwelmed with kindness that I remember saying what can I do for WE SPARK?...she said "don't do nothing, just take care of yourself...WE SPARK was my angel BIG TIME!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I started going to WeSPARK a year after my breast cancer diagnosis, as I was depressed and had found nothing to help me move on with my life. I loved the different groups they had, from Yoga, support groups, comedy workshops, and an assortment of others. All the women there were wonderful and I met some tremendously strong men and women. The only reason I don't go anymore is I moved out of the area. They are a fabulous group and well deserved of your support. Thank you Marie Harrington Mariposa, CA

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We spark is a great organization. Filled with lots of love and great family programs. They are compassionate and caring people. If I knew anyone battling cancer I would absolutely send them to the WeSPARK Cancer Support Center.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The founder of this organization (WendiJo Sperber) a beautiful human being, worked tirelessly and dedicatedly to make WeSpark into a top notch nonprofit. She was an inspiration to us all and her work is carried on by dedicated and loving people who really care about you. I highly recommend this organization. The people here touch your lives and see possibilities...In living life fully with the hand that is dealt and in finding new ways to cope and deal. A hug when needed, an ear and helpful programs to make what is normally a confusing and difficult time much smoother and a more hopeful experience. Thanks for all that you do!

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WeSpark has been a tremendous place of support for me as a caregiver. I was first greeted with a warm intake interview where I was able to talk and share my experience with someone who finally understood what I was going through. A caregiver support group was offered to me which I attended regularly on Thursdays. Again, it was a place where I could cry and get my feelings out with others who were going through the same thing as I. I myself have received great benefits from other therapy's offered there, such as Qi Gong, Raiki therapy and hypno-therapy/guided imagery. WeSpark is a place where I know I can go any time for emotional support, to relax or just escape from the realities of my situation. Frankly, I don't know what I would do without the haven and services offered there. It has truly been a blessing on my life.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My friend has received so much support and services during her recovery from cancer such as contacs and tai chi classes. i think that center is the best thing that can happen to a cancer patient when it regards to support and eccovery.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand how wonderful an impact WeSpark has on its volunteers, clients, and community members! A close friend has been volunteering with WeSpark for awhile now and her stories alone of the work and classes she does warms my heart. She and the organization have been incredibly welcoming. What an amazing organization! Thank you!

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We Spark kept my friends moving in a positive direction. They were able to deal with marital and personal issues related to the cancer in their family currently. I vote for this organziation for the award.