Newfoundland Power donation to help purchase cancer treatment equipment

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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.”

Organizations: Newfoundland Power, H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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Recent comments

  • Wondering
    February 27, 2013 - 21:22

    I wonder,Bait, if you have right. Does this not give a tax deduction to the company? Or is not a contribution by Nfld Power? They just collect and raise the money and pass it over. Nfld Power shoiuld publically clarify this. They certainly get good PR from it. Their words It "energized" us, makes a deliberate connection to the POWER company. Perhaps The RATE HIKE comming soon will ENERGIZE the customers, none of whom opposed the rate hikes. Nfld Power argued most all of their customers are so pleased that Nfld Power is doing all they can to address customers concerns about power costs. Timing is real good for a PR boast.

  • Bait
    February 26, 2013 - 12:53

    The way they are doing it now: NF Power takes customers money, passes it to government (via health care), government then receipts them for charitable donations, government takes taxpayers money and gives it back to NF Power in tax write offs. Something seems crooked here as the ordinary customer/taxpayer is paying twice. How about having the government pay for health care alone rather than budgeting for charitable contributions.