The Polka Dot Trot Event for Cancer Care Raises $304,000

 St. John’s, NL: The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation’s Signature Event, the Polka Dot Trot, took place on Sunday, September 23th with over 350 participants raising funds in support of cancer care. Presented by Johnson Insurance, The Polka Dot Trot is about strength and connections, and facing challenges together. It’s about cancer – all cancers – and the people it touches.

When a participant registered for the Polka Dot Trot, they selected the color cancer they most connected with from a list of over 20 cancer colors. On event day, participants wore that color t-shirt and were instantly able to connect with others wearing the same color.

According to latest statistics, 1 in 2 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are anticipated to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The Polka Dot Trot event raises funds for cancer treatment equipment and support patient programs at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centres across our Province.

“We are so thankful to all of our participants and sponsors for their support of our Annual Polka Dot Trot for Cancer Care, says event Chair Kim Keating. It was so inspiring to hear all of the stories of why people joined us on the walk in support of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation and the cancer care that is happening right here. Funds raised from this event will support the cancer care needs for the people of our Newfoundland and Labrador. ”

For more information about the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, or how it supports cancer care with Eastern Health, please visit www.cancercarefoundation.nl.ca.

About the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation

The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation raises funds in support of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and regional cancer centres across Newfoundland. Funds raised enhance treatment and supportive care programs for cancer patients, fund local cancer research initiatives, and provide continuing education opportunities for cancer care professionals.

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For more information, contact:

Kelly Reid, Development Officer

Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation

Phone: (709) 777-8994