New beds added to Clarenville chemo unit through New­found­land Power pro­gram

The Packet (Clarenville) - - SPORTS - CLARENVILLE, NL

The chemo­ther­apy unit at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal has two new beds thanks to the fundrais­ing ef­forts of New­found­land Power em­ploy­ees and re­tirees in the Clarenville area.

The Power of Life Project, a part­ner­ship be­tween the com­pany and the Dr. H. Bliss Mur­phy Cancer Care Foun­da­tion, raises funds for cancer treat­ment equip­ment and sup­port pro­grams while pro­mot­ing early de­tec­tion and cancer screen­ing.

More than $19,000 was raised to pur­chase the new equip­ment at the Clarenville hos­pi­tal.

“The Power of Life Project pro­vides pa­tients and their fam­i­lies with equip­ment and sup­ports that help them feel more com­fort­able through their cancer jour­ney,” said Paige Lon­don, New­found­land Power’s chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer and vi­cepres­i­dent of fi­nance.

“We are so pleased to do­nate this equip­ment that will im­prove the com­fort and safety of pa­tients. Cancer af­fects us all in some way or an­other, but by work­ing to­gether, we can make a dif­fer­ence.”

Lynette Hil­lier, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor with the Dr. H. Bliss Mur­phy Cancer Care Foun­da­tion, said items like the new beds make the hos­pi­tal ex­pe­ri­ence a lit­tle more com­fort­able for cancer pa­tients.

“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.”

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