Newfoundland Power Employees Donate Much-Needed Cancer Care Equipment to the Burin Peninsula Health Centre

 Burin, NL: Newfoundland Power employees in Burin have generously donated 5 Sleeper Chairs to the Burin Peninsula Health Centre. This gift, valued at $7,000, is a result of fundraising efforts by Newfoundland Power employees, retirees and their families for Power of Life.

“Knowing our donation helps cancer patients to be close to the ones they love, providing comfort when it’s needed most, makes our commitment to Power of Life so meaningful,” said Byron Chubbs, Vice President, Newfoundland Power. “Our employees’ dedication to cancer care is making a difference in the lives of others. These 5 Sleeper Chairs will keep families together, at a time when being together is more important than ever.”

Sleeper Chairs easily convert from a chair to a comfortable sleep surface to allow a family member or loved one to remain by a patient’s bedside.

Lynette Hillier, Executive Director of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation says, “We are proud to partner with Newfoundland Power, their employees and customers, to present these Sleeper Chairs in Burin. These chairs will provide comfort to families who want the ability to stay together. 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.”

 The Power of Life Project is Newfoundland Power’s corporate charity and a partnership with 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 $4 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.