Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation Receives $1.44 Million Dollars from The Hebron Project
St. John’s, NL: Today, the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation received a generous donation of $1.44 million from the Hebron Project Employers’ Association. Carman Mullins, President of ExxonMobil Canada, operator of the Hebron project, was joined by Gary Smith, Chairman of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation to make the announcement of the largest one-time gift ever given to support cancer care in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“We are thrilled to receive this ground-breaking contribution from the Hebron Project Employers’ Association,” said Mr. Smith. “These funds have been designated towards the build of a new chemotherapy unit for the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre here in St. John’s. The Foundation has introduced a campaign entitled “In This Together” with a fundraising goal of $5 million to construct a new state-of-the-art chemotherapy unit to replace the infrastructure at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. We are profoundly grateful to the Hebron Project for this tremendous boost as we move toward our goal of enhancing cancer care for cancer patients and their families in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
“The Hebron team is honoured to provide this support to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, an organization that has such a profound effect on all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians touched by cancer,” said Carman Mullins, President of ExxonMobil Canada Ltd.
“On behalf of the Hebron employers and workforce at Bull Arm, we are pleased to contribute to such a vital organization for the province,” said Steve Graves, Executive Director of the Hebron Project Employers’ Association.
“We’re pleased to join our partners to mark the launch of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation’s ‘In This Together’ public campaign. The new chemotherapy suite will benefit patients and their families by housing its own dedicated pharmacy, and our government is pleased to commit $1.5 million towards its construction,” said the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. “We appreciate the incredible work of the Cancer Care Foundation. Their efforts make a significant positive difference in the lives of many people and families throughout our province.”
Elaine Warren, Vice President of Eastern Health says, “Collaboration and partnerships are inherent throughout Eastern Health and assist with creating opportunities and addressing challenges. We are committed to finding innovative solutions to the challenges we face, as well as to bringing together organizations and stakeholders to support key initiatives in health care. The partnership that exists between Eastern Health and the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation is essential to the work we do and we thank the Hebron Project Employers’ Association for their generous gift to cancer care. This initiative will create capacity for growth and expansion of cancer service into the future.”
Also present at the announcement were representatives from the Hebron Project Employers’ Association (HPEA) and the Hebron co-venturers. The Hebron co-venturers are ExxonMobil Canada Properties (operator), Chevron Canada Limited, Suncor Energy Inc., Equinor Canada Ltd. and Nalcor Energy-Oil and Gas Inc.