Dec 20, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2021
Newfoundland Power Employees Give the Gift of Warmth To Cancer Patients This Holiday Season
St. John’s, NL: Newfoundland Power’s employees, retirees and customers have generously donated 4 new blanket warmers for cancer patients receiving radiation treatment at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. This gift, valued at over $24,000, is a direct result of fundraising efforts for Newfoundland Power’s corporate Charity, Power of Life.
“Knowing these blanket warmers will lift the spirits of cancer patients by providing that extra warmth and comfort they need while undergoing radiation therapy means so much to our employees,” said Paige London, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Newfoundland Power. “This time of year in particular, our thoughts go to helping others. We are proud that we have been able to enhance cancer care in our province through Power of Life and our partnership with the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.”
In 2019-2020, there were over 28,000 patient visits for radiation therapy at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. These blanket warmers provide warmth and comfort to these cancer patients while they are receiving their radiation.
“We are proud to partner with Newfoundland Power, their employees, retirees and customers on this donation,” says Emily Geary, Senior Development Officer of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. There’s nothing as comforting as a warm blanket while undergoing cancer treatment – it may seem like such a small item but it’s the little things that can help to make a big impact on a cancer journey. 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.”
In Presentation Photo:
List of attendees in Presentation Photo: From left to right – Jo Parsons, Newfoundland Power; Susan Costello, Cancer Care Program; Mick Ellsworth, Newfoundland Power; Abigail Sampson, Cancer Care Program and Paige London, Newfoundland Power.
Power of Life is a partnership between Newfoundland Power and the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation that raises much needed 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 $4.8 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.
For more information, contact:
Emily Geary, Senior Development Officer
Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation
Phone: (709) 765-6295
Manager, Public Affairs
Newfoundland Power Inc.
Phone: (709) 737-2821