Dec 02, 2017

Clarenville, NL: The Hebron Project Employers Association (HPEA) has generously donated $125,000 in partnership with Power to Hope in support of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation for their Patient and Family Support Fund.

“We are honored to be able to join with the Power to Hope team in support of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation’s Patient and Family Support Fund. There are very few families in this province who are not touched by cancer, and many of them face financial difficulty as a result of their cancer diagnosis. The HPEA has been a proud sponsor of “Power to Hope” over the past three years, and now as we’re approaching windup of our organization, we feel that it is the right time to make a significant contribution that will help for years to come! On behalf of our employer group, we are pleased to help alleviate some of the financial burden faced by cancer patients across Newfoundland and Labrador”, says Lloyd Parrott of the Hebron Project Employers Association.

“Power to Hope (founded in partnership with Power Conditioning Inc) was built upon a strong foundation of friendship and the desire to make a difference in our community.  It’s a labour of love for our entire team” says team member Nancy Robbins. “We have been very grateful for the support we have received from the community of Clarenville and businesses from across the province, and we are very proud to partner with the Hebron Project Employers Association to present this generous gift for cancer care.  We have all been touched by cancer and we are happy that we can organize and enjoy an event like our Christmas Dinner and Dance, while at the same time help families in need through the Patient and Family Support Fund.”

Since 2003 the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation has assisted patients with costs associated with accessing cancer treatment through our Patient and Family Support Fund. For the last two years, cancer patients applying to this fund have identified travel costs as their number one financial concern.

The Patient and Family Support Fund is administered through the Social Work Department at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. The Fund’s primary objective is to help adult cancer patients and their families identify government programs and services that may be able to provide financial support. If no alternate programs are identified the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation’s Patient and Family Support Fund may provide limited financial assistance to patients who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of a cancer diagnosis

“The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation believes in full accessibility to cancer treatment programs and services for all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. There are four cancer centres in this province located in St. John’s, Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor and Corner Brook and there are cancer patients travelling from their home communities to receive treatment at each of these cancer centres, says Gary Smith, Chairman of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. “Not every cancer patient must travel to St. John’s – there are many patients who travel to a regional cancer centre to receive chemotherapy or to see a visiting oncologist and are incurring the high cost of travel. As a charitable foundation we are attempting to help alleviate the financial burden of cancer, and we are honored to have the continued support of the Power to Hope community group and to thank the Hebron Project Employers Association for their generous gift!”    

About the Hebron Project Employers Association
The Hebron Project Employers’ Association (HPEA) is a non-profit corporation comprised of member contractors.  These contractors are engaged in the construction work and related ancillary services related to the construction/ fabrication of the Hebron Offshore Platform located at Bull Arm, Newfoundland.  The HPEA performs all bargaining and labour relations on behalf of the contractor members.  Our revenue is derived from member contributions, for all hours worked at the Bull Arm site for the Hebron Project.  The HPEA has an eight (8) person board of directors made up of representatives from the two prime contractors (Kiewit Kvaerner Contractors and WorleyParsons), along with subcontractor representatives.

About Power to Hope
Power to Hope was established in 2013 in partnership with Power Conditioning Inc. 
Inspired by a close friend’s battle with leukemia, the Clarenville-based Power to Hope team wanted to do something to support cancer care right here in Newfoundland and Labrador. The volunteers behind this organization are all busy people with a shared sense of enjoyment and passion when they come together with the common goal of making a difference. The group has fundraised and supported a number of different cancer related charities within the province through their 5k Walk/Run and Shave for the Brave in support of Young Adult Cancer Canada, and their popular Annual Christmas Dinner and Dance in support of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation’s Patient and Family Support Fund.  Cumulatively, they have contributed over $186,000 to cancer-related causes.


About the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation

The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation raises funds to enhance treatment and supportive care programs for cancer patients at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, Cancer Centres in Gander, Grand Falls Windsor and Corner Brook and affiliated cancer programs in Newfoundland and Labrador.   

QUICK FACTS

  • The Hebron Project Employers Association in partnership with Power to Hope has generously donated $125,000 to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation for their Patient and Family Support Fund.
  • The gift was announced at the 5th Annual Power to Hope event in Clarenville
  • The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation’s Patient and Family Support Fund assisted 500 cancer patients facing financial difficulty as a result of a cancer diagnosis this year. The fund assists with expenses such as travel, accommodations and meals. 
  • In the last year, Power to Hope contributed 42% of the funding distributed from the Patient and Family Support Fund.

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For more information, contact:

Lynette Hillier, Executive Director

Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation

Phone: (709) 631-9925