IN THIS TOGETHER
Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans are known for treating one another like family. As islanders, it's in our nature to come together and lend a helping hand when needed. It’s because of our innate compassion that we choose to bear the burden of one another’s struggles: We know instinctively that our neighbour’s struggle, is also our own.
Statistics show that one in two Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans will develop cancer in their lifetime. To meet this challenge, we need new and improved equipment, in-depth research, and committed, compassionate care. But most of all, we need to come together, like never before.
WE CAN ENHANCE CANCER CARE
Today we must build a new chemotherapy unit that will strengthen the patient and family experience as they move through their cancer journey.
The new chemotherapy unit, to be located on the third floor of the new nuclear medicine centre, adjacent to the Cancer Centre, will offer:
- a 10,214-square-foot treatment facility
- expanded capacity for chemotherapy treatment chairs and beds to meet future patient demand
- consultation rooms
- private examination rooms
- isolation rooms
- an in-house pharmacy
The unit’s design will balance the patient’s need for privacy and interaction with family, friends and others as they wish.
The new chemotherapy unit will have an abundance of natural light and furnishings will be warm and inviting. Patients spend considerable time receiving chemotherapy and there will now be individual televisions to pass the hours
Support the Cause
By donating to the In This Together campaign, you help enhance cancer care in Newfoundland and Labrador. We thank you in advance for helping prove that together, we can deal with cancer.
Charitable Registration Number: 86250 7977 RR0001
Funding Goal: $6,500,000
SUCCESS TO DATE:
Provincial Government $1,500,000
The Hebron Project Employers’ Association $1,440,000
Commitments to Date$1,116,142
News & Events
CAMPAIGN LAUNCHFebruary 22, 2019
Tuesday, February 26th marks the official launch of the In This Together campaign, which seeks to raise $6.5 million for a new chemotherapy unit at Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.
EXXONMOBIL ANNOUNCEMENTFebruary 22, 2019
The Hebron Project Employers’ Association has generously donated $1.44 million to help build the new chemotherapy unit at Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.
With cancer rates increasing at a steady pace, it is no longer an illness suffered by a select few. In Newfoundland and Labrador, cancer has become our collective concern—and dealing with it is our collective duty.
The individuals on our campaign committee have championed the cause of building better cancer care in Newfoundland and Labrador. We thank them for their efforts, and for helping show that we’re In This Together.
MESSAGE FROM CHAIR
CAMPAIGN TEAM MEMBERS
It would be tremendously difficult to find someone in Newfoundland and Labrador who has not been touched by cancer – either personally, with a family member, or friend. The statistics are startling – with 1 in 2 people in our province being diagnosed with cancer in our lifetimes.
Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans also have a long history of helping others and making the struggle of one individual a collective burden to be shared with family, friends, neighbors and associates. The theme of the chemotherapy Unit campaign, In This Together, weaves this cultural philosophy into an opportunity for all of us to join together to replace the chemotherapy unit at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre that was built 30 years ago.
Together, we can create a new chemotherapy unit that is more than triple the size of the current space with a layout that enhances patient comfort and safety. We can create a chemotherapy unit that can better meet today’s needs and the needs and demands of the future – which we know will be great.
In This Together Campaign Chair
CAMPAIGN TEAM MEMBERS
Meet our partners
The In This Together campaign is made possible through the valuable contributions of our partners. Thank you to CBC and The Telegram for helping share this important initiative with the people of our province.
Spread the Word
In order to enhance cancer care in Newfoundland and Labrador, we have to come together. By helping increase awareness of the In This Together campaign, you can make a valuable and lasting contribution to our collective cause. We thank you in advance for helping show that, when it comes to cancer, we’re In This Together.