New equipment for chemotherapy room
Newfoundland Power’s Carbonear area employees have donated a blanket warmer and automatic blood pressure monitor to the chemotherapy room at the Carbonear General Hospital on behalf of The Power of Life Project.
This investment of over $7,000 provides both a piece of equipment that contributes to the comfort of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and a piece of new cancer care equipment to assist the nursing staff.
The Power of Life Project
The Power of Life Project raises funds for cancer treatment equipment and support programs as well as promotes early detection and cancer screening through education and awareness programs. Newfoundland Power’s chief financial officer, Jocelyn Perry, presented the gift to Eastern Health manager Wayne Smith.
“We are delighted to be able to make this contribution on behalf of our employees and partners to enhance cancer care and treatment facilities for patients in Carbonear and the surrounding area,” said Perry.
Lynette Hillier, executive director of the Cancer Care Foundation, said, “As a foundation we have been overwhelmed by the support from The Power of Life Project and thank Newfoundland Power and the dedication of their employees here in Carbonear for their continued commitment to enhancing the lives of those living with cancer in our province.”
EMPLOYER OF MERIT AWARD — Whiteway Recreation was presented with an Employer of Merit award during the sixth supported employment services employers’ reception on June 28. The event was hosted by the Mariner Resource Opportunities Network Inc. (MRON). MRON officials say Whiteway Recreation has made “an outstanding contribution to the increased employment of citizens with developmental disabilities.” Other nominations for the award included Upper Island Cove Parks and Recreations, Outside Pond Park (Winterton) and Monty’s Place and Petipas Esso ( Whitbourne). The reception was described as a way for clients, co-workers, community partners and staff can show their appreciation for the support and continued dedication that the business community has demonstrated throughout the year. Pictured here are, from left, Sylvia Snow, vice-chair of the MRON board of directors; Barb George, recreation co-ordinator, Whiteway Recreation; and Karen Davis, executive director of MRON.