Priority campaign surpasses $3-M fundraising goal

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Cancer care at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in St. John's will be vastly improved by new equipment and treatment space being paid for with the $3.6 million raised through Priority: The Campaign for Cancer Care, says Sharon Smith, program director for cancer care at the centre.
Campaign-cabinet members, program managers and directors, along with members of the media, gathered at the centre today, where campaign chairman Earl Ludlow announced that the campaign has closed after reaching well beyond its original target of $3 million.
Smith said the money will go, in part, towards buying two four-dimensional CT scanners - devices she said will drastically improve oncologists' ability to locate and focus in on tumors, resulting in more effective treatment.
As well, a $1-million patient and family support endowment fund is being created, with the investment interest going towards helping people and families affected by cancer handle the financial burden that can come from things such as travelling for treatment.

Organizations: The Campaign for Cancer Care

Geographic location: St. John's

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