Sep 23, 2022

Newfoundland Power employees present palliative care carts in the main lobby of the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Authority for use in eight different sites in the region.

News Release

Cancer Care Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           September 22, 2022

Newfoundland Power Employees Donate Over $32,000 in Cancer Care Equipment Through Power of Life

St. John’s, NL: Through Power of Life, a longstanding partnership between Newfoundland Power and the Cancer Care Foundation, much-needed cancer care equipment valued at over $32,000 was donated to hospital sites across the island this week.

Gary Murray, President and Chief Executive Office, joined employees to make the following donations at local hospitals across the province to support cancer patients and their families:

  • Port aux Basques: A new chemotherapy recliner for the chemotherapy room at the Dr. Charles Legrow Health Centre will provide comfort for those receiving chemotherapy.
  • Stephenville: A new blanket warmer and a fridge with an ice machine along with a refresh of the chemotherapy room at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital will ease and brighten the time spent there.
  • Corner Brook: A new cuddle bed for the Palliative Care Unit at the Western Health Long Term Care Home means patients can have their loved ones close by when they need their comfort the most.
  • Grand Falls-Windsor: Eight palliative care carts are now available at the following Central Health sites: Green Bay Health Centre; A.M. Guy Memorial; Connaigre Peninsula Health Centre; Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre; Lewisporte Health Centre; Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre; and, one each for the ER Department and the Palliative Care Room at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre.

“Thanks to an unwavering passion and long-lasting commitment to supporting cancer care, our employees are truly making a difference in the lives of those living with cancer,” says Gary Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newfoundland Power. “It was my deep honour to present these gifts and see first-hand the positive impact they will have on patients and their families by increasing comfort and care. Through Power of Life, we are letting hope ring – to celebrate the cancer survivors, to support and lift up those fighting cancer today, and to honor those who are dearly missed every day.”

Lynette Hillier, Executive Director, Cancer Care Foundation, says, “We are so thankful for Power of Life and the support of Newfoundland Power’s employees, retirees and customers. We work with cancer care sites across the province to initiate a Power of Life Grant Program to enable the purchase of much-needed cancer treatment equipment for cancer patients being treated in their local area. As we know, 1 in 2 people in Newfoundland and Labrador will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime – it impacts thousands of families in our province each and every day. Power of Life has been there to ensure that when you hear “You Have Cancer” that the best cancer treatment tools are available along with patient programs to assist you on your journey. These gifts will help to enhance the journey of cancer patients in their local communities. We thank Newfoundland Power and the dedication of their employees for their continued commitment to enhancing the lives of those living with cancer in our province.”

Thanks to the generosity of employees, retirees and customers, Power of Life has raised more than $5 million over the past 20 years to support cancer patients and their families in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Power of Life is Newfoundland Power’s corporate charity and a partnership with the Cancer Care Foundation, raising funds for much-needed 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 $5 million and helped many lives change for the better.

The 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                                               Michele Coughlan – Manager, Public Affairs

Cancer Care Foundation                                                             Newfoundland Power Inc.

Phone: (709) 631-9925                                                               Phone: (709) 737-2821

All contributions to the Cancer Care Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador directly support patients here in our province.