Port aux Basques, NL: Newfoundland Power employees in the Port Aux Basques area have donated $10,000 for a new Triple Infusion Pump used to deliver chemotherapy at the Dr. Charles Legrow Health Centre. This donation comes as a result of fundraising efforts by Newfoundland Power employees and retirees in the area.

“We’re pleased to be able to make this contribution on behalf of our employees, retirees, customers and partners,” says Gary Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newfoundland Power. “Enhancing cancer treatment facilities and services in Newfoundland and Labrador has been an ongoing goal of The Power of Life Project and today we are proud to help support cancer patients in Port aux Basques and the surrounding area.”

Lynette Hillier, Executive Director of the Cancer Care Foundation, says, “We are proud to join with Newfoundland Power in presenting this equipment to assist in the delivery of chemotherapy. A triple infusion pump allows the cancer care team to deliver multiple infusions to a patient at the same time, in a safe and controlled manner. Our thanks to the cancer care professionals at Dr. Charles Legrow Health Centre for joining with us to enhance the lives of those living with cancer in our province.”

The Power of Life Project is a partnership between Newfoundland Power and the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. The Project raises funds for cancer treatment equipment and support programs while promoting early detection and cancer screening through education and awareness programs. Since 2002 they have donated in excess of $2.5 million and helped many lives change for the better.

The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation raises funds for treatment and supportive care programs for cancer patients, funds local cancer research initiatives and provides continuing education opportunities for staff of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and affiliated cancer programs in Newfoundland and Labrador.   

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For more information, contact:

Lynette Hillier, Executive Director 

Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation 

Phone: (709) 631-9925 

or

Michele Coughlan

Director, Public Affairs

Newfoundland Power

Phone: (709) 737-2821