I have been a Board Member and volunteer at weSPARK since its inception. I have had the opportunity to watch it grow and serve an increasing part of the community. Its services have been so well thought of that several hospitals and other institutions have referred their patients and invited weSPARK to provide programs at their locations.
In the last year, weSPARK expanded its reach by offering services on the web.This will make weSPARK an even more valuable part of a much larger community. It will free them from the geographical constraints and allow them and their programs to touch many more lives of cancer patients, their families and friends in the same positive ways.
weSPARK is a unique experience which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients and their families and friends. As a companion to the medical treatment a patient receives, the weSPARK programs are designed to help those affected by cancer to cope with what is probably the scariest experience they have ever had. All of the programs are free because funds are raised and more than 80 cents of every dollar goes to programming.
I know several cancer warriors and survivors that have been helped by weSPARK and their dedicated staff members. They have many programs that most people can't afford or even think of that benefit not only their clients but the families as well.
I volunteered for several events and was hired as a temp for a brief tine. It is a warm comfortable no cost to those in need of support, information and help.
I have recommended weSpark to several of my loved ones that have cancer or that have family or friends dealing with it.
Working with weSPARK over the last year has had an incredible impact on my life. It is a place that promotes community and healing in ways that seem almost magical. It is a beautifully special place.
weSPARK provides a warm, welcoming, nourishing, supportive environment to anyone dealing with cancer including family and friends. An enormous array of services are available at no cost.
I have been involved w/weSPARK for about 8 years -- originally taking advantage of the incredibly supportive services offered through this organization. The people that work here are extremely dedicated and committed to continuing the goals of Wendie Jo Sperber, the founder of weSPARK. I am now a volunteer and am gratified by being able to contribute in a "pay it forward" way. The activities offered here at no cost to the "guests" are physically, psychicly and emotionally advantageous to cancer survivors (including those continuing in treatment and post treatment) and and their families and friends. The atmosphere is supportive and upbeat yet recognizing and serving the needs of individuals.
WeSpark is a safe nurturing place for cancer patients and family
It provides a warm, and enveloping atmosphere for everyone.
There is nothing like it for those who are suffering from cancer!
Like a home atmosphere with beyond amazing services all free!
It's been invaluable to me!
WeSPARK is the warmest most caring charity i have ever seen. They help those who are suffering with cancer and all of their loved ones and caregivers providing free services to all.
I have seen people through the years get the love and support they do not get at the hospital or clinics.
This is a much needed charity, and I love what they stand for.
We Spark is a wonderful resource for people who are battling cancer. It provides support and a forum where people with cancer can get help. It is a great resource center, providing access information for assistance and support services. Everyone is so warm and generous providing a safe and loving environment.
I am a hypnotherapist and guided imagery facilitator. Once a month I volunteer with the children of WeSpark to guide them through journeys that relieve stress, build confidence, and assist in imagining positive bright futures. WeSpark Cancer Support Center provides a wonderful environment for cancer patients, families, and caregivers to receive wonderful, healing, healthful services, free of charge that assist in empowering these people in their journeys.
Well!Write about cancer is very hard ,because this disease is a thing that makes me little down...but,we need to see this question with the brain ...first step...the brain is our friend to try understand this great trouble!!!!After put the hands to work...and say to all people that has money,that give help is a wonderfull thing that God put in your hands and you are a person who has the great bless of God!!!You!!God choice you to do a wonderfull work!!!!I dont pray to you give your colaboration ...I tell you,that God gives to you a great opportunity....So ,think....I can do the difference!I am blessed for God....I help someone that needs me!!!!!!!!Go !!!!!!Dr.Ronaldo Brandão Brochado.Physician.From Campos dos Goytacazes -Brasil.To all people in the world that has a great heart and a wonderfull soul!!!!Thanks!!!!
I have been a volunteer at weSPARK fundraising events for the past 14 years. I am a cancer survivor and am now on the Board of Directors. weSPARK is unique in the fact that we consider holistically the entire family. Not just one member of a family has cancer all of them must live through the experience and the pain. At weSPARK free services that insurance does not pay for is provided to all. The groups are very distinct in the type of cancer or level which you are at. It considers family members that are dealing with a loved one or have lost a loved one. There is no other place as unique as wSPARK. I can emphatically state that weSPARK is a GREAT Non-Profit whose heart is in the right place. I am a much better person for my association as a volunteer and Board of Directors member and I for one am proud of it. weSPARK deserves this recognition as a small community driven entity whose heart is in the right place. I am a much better person for my association as a volunteer.
I began Volunteering for weSPARK 10 years ago. It is an amazing organization unlike any other cancer support center. It combines the healing of mind, spirit and body with holistic and creative support. You find caring persons while proving all the services for FREE in a home like environment. I as a cancer survivor am proud to be associated with this organization.
I was a dear friend of the late Wendie Jo Sperber, the founder of WeSpark, and have volunteered at numerous events for the organization. To see the amazing amount of good that WeSpark does and how it has been able to grow and thrive as the only Cancer Support Center in the entire San Fernando Valley in California is remarkable. She has left a tremendous legacy. I, for one, am glad to have been touched by Wendie Jo, and I am glad to be a part of her work continuing on.
I was both a client and volunteer. The thing I love about WeSpark is they are all about helping people. They keep their overhead low and all money raised goes to the programs helping people. I was drawn into the family feeling I got there and they great people on the staff. I've worked on the shows and golf tournaments - both have been so much fun!
I've been volunteering at weSPARK for nine years and still feel it's one of the best nonprofits I've been involved with. The programs are innovative, the facility comforting and the staff extraordinarily caring. So many guests have told me that weSPARK saved their lives. There's no greater endorsement. Yay for weSPARK and Wendie Joe's vision.
weSPARK is a special place that I've been fortunate to be associated with for over six years. Through a unique combination of programs, weSPARK provides support for cancer warriors, their family and friends. Our community is richer because of it.
I had the pleasure of working with weSPARK founder, Wendie Jo Sperber, during most of the first decade of the organization. It was a great pleasure to watch her simple vision - that there should be an informal setting for everyone affected by cancer...patients, friends, family...to learn, heal and share - turn into not only a reality but a long lasting one that truly serves the community. The team that has taken on the task of continuing and expanding her legacy is doing great work. Use the services if you need to...volunteer when you can...either way weSPARK will provide you with experiences you will never forget.
The folks at we Spark are dedicated and brilliant at serving their purpose. I have been a supporter financially and participated in some dial-a-thon's to raise money for such a paramount cause. As they continue to grow and help others in fighting their ( TEMPORARY ) battles I will support their Side ;) - James Jordan Jr. ;)
I connected with weSPARK through a friend of mine who is close with the org. Since then i've been volunteering at their fundraising events. The sheer passion their team has for their mission is inspirational. Above and beyond that, the services they provide are SO needed. We all have been effected by cancer of some sort in this day and age. To have a place for both patients and families to find comfort and support through their fight is a true blessing to those that have access! The fact that it's FREE is even MORE AMAZING!
I am not only a volunteer, but have been a recipient of services. They are an amazing group, dedicated to serving and loving ALL that walk through their doors. So thankful for them and in awe of their work and continued service!
I always enjoy volunteering at a weSPARK event. The staff is friendly and the events are always first rate. This organization is such a community place and it is so touching to see the impact all their services have on the cancer community. Thank you weSPARK for being a great safe place for cancer patients.
weSPARK is a special place and I am so happy I have had the opportunity to volunteer here. They are kind to everyone who uses their services and it's amazing that everything they offer-all the support, the classes, the workshops-are completely FREE. It's great to know a place like weSPARK exists for people with cancer.
weSpark Cancer Support Center provides so much hope and enthusiasm for those affected by cancer or those who have survived cancer or those who are family members of cancer patients. Being a volunteer on several fund raising events and being a part of this outstanding program has made me a much better person and I applaud all that they have done and continue to do to make lives somewhat bearable
I have been an active volunteer with weSPARK for 4 years now and find there services to be unlike anything I have ever witnessed.
They pick up where the medical field leaves them short.. with love and nurturing support, a safe haven in a lonely world of cancer.
I started a fundraiser at Notre Dame High School for weSPARK to have a teen cooking program, in which teens are learning to cook as their parents are too ill to prepare meals during their treatment or recovery.
I still feel like I have done something so meaningful for these kids. And it was months ago.
weSPARK is like having angels on your shoulder.
When you walk into weSPARK, you feel as if you are home. The staff is welcoming and accommodating. The environment is warm and light. The fridge is always stocked with healthy and satisfying treats and the cabinets are stocked with an abundance of teas and coffees. Each group room is cozy, comfortable and always the right temperature. The individual sessions such as Reiki, Reflexology, Qi Gong and IET are all free and would cost an arm and a leg anywhere else. This organization should really be more known, as they offer FREE support to cancer patients. I can't say enough good things about weSPARK.