Newfoundland Power’s The Power of Life Project made a financial contribution of $350,000 to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation today.
The money will go toward the purchase of TrueBeam STx, the latest and most advanced radiation treatment technology in the world, a news release states.
“Our priority is to enhance radiation treatment services at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre for residents of the province who require radiation therapy as part of their cancer treatment, and we are so pleased to have Newfoundland Power’s corporate charity, The Power of Life Project, join us in achieving this goal,” said Geoff Davis, Chairman of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.
“The project has become a champion of cancer care in our province. Newfoundland Power has truly embraced our mission, and we feel very fortunate to have their support.”
The Power of Life Project raises funds for cancer treatment equipment and support programs, and promotes early detection and cancer screening through education and awareness programs. This year, The Power of Life Project is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To date, The Project has donated in excess of $2.5 million dollars directly to improving cancer care in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
“We are very proud to support cancer patients in Newfoundland and Labrador through this gift from The Power of Life Project,” said Newfoundland Power vice president of finance and chief financial officer Jocelyn Perry.
“The commitment of our employees, retirees and customers to cancer care has been overwhelming. Having our fundraising efforts support major initiatives and much-needed equipment, such as this one, has truly energized us. We know we are making a difference.”