Oct 09, 2014

Corner Brook, NL: Newfoundland Power employees in the Corner Brook area have donated two new examination tables for the Cancer Centre Western Region on behalf of The Power of Life Project. This investment, worth over $11,000, comes as a result of fundraising efforts by Newfoundland Power employees and retirees in the area.

“We’re pleased to be able to make this contribution on behalf of our employees, retirees, customers and partners,” says Gary Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newfoundland Power. “Enhancing cancer treatment facilities in Newfoundland and Labrador has been an ongoing goal of The Power of Life Project and today we are proud to help support cancer patients in Corner Brook and the surrounding area.”

Lynette Hillier, Executive Director of the Cancer Care Foundation, says, “We are proud to join with Newfoundland Power in presenting this equipment to the Cancer Centre Western Region. These two new state-of-the-art examination tables will be used by the cancer care team as they deliver outpatient services to cancer patients in Western Newfoundland. These new tables are electronic and provide increased comfort and care for patients during examination and 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 a partnership between Newfoundland Power and 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 $2.5 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.   

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For more information, contact:

Lynette Hillier, Executive Director

Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation 

Phone: (709) 631-9925 

or

Michele Coughlan

Director, Public Affairs

Newfoundland Power

Phone: (709) 737-2821