The Northeast Cancer Centre's armour of hope made a brand new addition today.
Tannys Laughren, executive director Northern Cancer Foundation, unveiled a plaque to thank the Royal Canadian Legion District H branches for their continued support of the cancer centre initiatives.
“We wanted to do something special for the Legion members who have continued to support us for 20 years and thank them for all their generosity,” Laughren said.
The plaque was unveiled to honour the significant donations the legion has made in the years amounting to a total of $645,000.
“For the Legion members and the members who donate to the Poppy Fund, it is of their interest to have a centre like this in the North, because some of us might need this, so it is of our interest to have the Cancer centre up and running,“ Steve Phrech, District H commander, said.
As for the Cancer Centre, the funds are crucial to their functioning as these funds are utilized to continue programs supporting cancer patients in the North.
“We really rely on the community groups really to create an awareness in the community about the centre, and they know the services we offer. Secondly, we can rely on their contributions and know that we can continually support cutting-edge equipment needed to treat cancer,” Laughren said.