Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre Receives $1.44 Million from Hebron
Carman Mullins, President ExxonMobil Canada (operator of Hebron Project) announced $1.44M donation to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre on behalf of the Hebron Project Employers' Association. Funding will support the "In This Together" campaign to build a new chemotherapy unit for the centre.
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.
The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation is a provincial charitable organization raising funds to enhance treatment and supportive care programs for cancer patients, fund local cancer research initiatives and provide continuing education opportunities for staff of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and affiliated cancer programs in Newfoundland and Labrador.
About Hebron - ExxonMobil Canada Properties (35.5 percent) is the operator of the Hebron project. Its co-venturers are Chevron Canada Limited (29.6 percent), Suncor Energy Inc. (21 percent), Equinor Canada Ltd. (9 percent) and Nalcor Energy-Oil and Gas Inc. (4.9 percent). In June 2017, the completed Hebron platform was towed to its offshore location, 350 kilometres southeast of St. John's and began producing oil on November 27, 2017. For more information about the Hebron project visit www.hebronproject.com.
About Hebron Project Employers' Association (HPEA) - The Hebron Project Employers' Association (HPEA) was a not for profit corporation formed as the unifying voice of the employers working at the Bull Arm work site during construction of the Hebron Project. It assisted with the administration of the collective agreement and managing labour relations. With the construction phase of the project completed, the HPEA has concluded its affairs and dissolved the entity.
About Eastern Health - Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees, over 600 medical staff, and is supported by more than 2,000 volunteers, including members of numerous auxiliaries and fundraising foundations. With an annual budget of approximately $1.49 billion, the authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. Serving a population of over 300,000, Eastern Health's geographic boundaries extend from St. John's west to Port Blandford including all communities on the Avalon, Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas.
- The Hebron Project Employers' Association has donated $1.44 Million to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation
- This is the first gift to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation's new capital campaign "In This Together" towards their goal of raising $5 Million to build a new Chemotherapy Unit for the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.
- The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador are supporting the project through a $1.5 Million investment to build a new Pharmacy to be located in the Chemotherapy Unit.
- 1 in 2 people in Newfoundland and Labrador will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
- The rate of cancer diagnosis is expected to increase 40% by 2028.
- To learn more about the fundraising campaign visit www.inthistogethernl.ca
For more information please contact:
Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation