Improving Cancer Care for the People of Newfoundland & Labrador

The Cancer Care Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador works on behalf of our generous donors, to improve cancer care through the purchase of leading cancer treatment and comfort equipment, funding continuing education in the oncology field for Cancer Care Team members, and providing supportive programs for cancer patients.

Through the investments in so many different areas of cancer care, we truly feel that our donors touch every part of a patients’ cancer journey. And that is very powerful.

Anita and Jim Cantwell, married couple and cancer patients from Benoit’s Cove, NL

Our Results

See all of the ways your donations impacted cancer care in Newfoundland and Labrador last year in our most recent 2020/2021 Annual Report.

View our most recent Impact Report here.

Your donations provide direct support to patients experiencing severe financial distress during cancer treatment – providing them with assistance for transportation back and forth to treatment, groceries, prosthetics, compression garments, and many other dire needs.

In memory of Dr. Kim E. Hong and his work throughout Newfoundland and Labrador during his 35 years as a Radiation Oncologist. Dr. Hong was best known for his compassion and outstanding commitment to his patients and their families. This Fund honours Dr. Hong and the importance he placed on advanced and continuing education for health care professionals.

Each year, funding is awarded to Cancer Care Program staff who have applied to attend conferences, training, as well as funding toward advanced degree programs. Through the generosity of donors to the fund, staff have been able to avail of unique training opportunities all over the world.

Dr. Kim Hong -February 15, 1937 – July 13, 2020

The Cancer Care Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador is able to purchase leading edge cancer treatment equipment for the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and affiliated cancer centres across the province.

Cancer survivors nationwide have expressed the need for more encouragement and support with nutrition, exercise, emotional health, and medical management. The Cancer Care Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador is pleased to offer the Cancer Transition Program, facilitated by the Oncology Social Work team of the Cancer Care Program of Eastern Health.

The Cancer Care Program is eligible to participate in the Canadian Cancer Trials Network (CCCTN) which works to increase access to academic clinical trials – with the goal of improving outcomes for cancer patients.
Unlike pharmaceutical clinical trials, academic clinical trials are underfunded, yet often lead to improvements in treating patients.

We know that exposure to natural environments can positively improve both the patient experience and overall health outcomes. The Garden of Hope has been a place of tremendous comfort and serenity for cancer patients and their families and friends. Whether their experience lasts a few hours or just a few moments, the garden speaks to them of renewal, life, and hope.

Campaigns & Projects

In This together


This $5 Million campaign to provide the best medical and compassionate care in a family-friendly environment.

Cancer Transitions


Cancer Transitions is a FREE interactive seven-week course that will help patients gain valuable skills for moving beyond treatment.

Let Hope Ring


Every day, 300 cancer patients walk through the doors of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in St. John’s. No two stories are alike, and the Bell of Hope celebrates and rings out for each and every one of them.

The Power of Life Project


The Cancer Care Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador is very proud of our long-standing partnership with Newfoundland Power to purchase cancer treatment equipment and comfort items.

Garden of Hope


The Garden of Hope was first opened in 1997 to provide sanctuary, natural beauty, and serenity for cancer patients and their families during their visits to the Centre.

Tribute Wall


In 2016, we were pleased to install the Garden of Hope Tribute Wall to raise funds for Cancer Care in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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