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$10,000 Donation from AON for Radiation Therapy Unit

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre (BCHC) announced today that AON Group (Bermuda) Ltd. had gifted $10,000 to support BCHC’s radiation therapy initiative.  

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RADIATION THERAPY RECEIVES $10,000 BOOST FROM AON GROUP OF COMPANIES

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – December 11, 2017: Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre (BCHC) announced today that AON Group (Bermuda) Ltd. had gifted $10,000 to support BCHC’s radiation therapy initiative.  This donation brings BCHC close to reaching the $10M radiation therapy capital campaign goal funding the design, build and medical equipment for the Radiation Therapy Unit which opened in May 2017.

 

“The Aon Bermuda Group of Companies are proud to support the Bermuda Cancer and Health Center. Our donation is directed to their new Radiation Therapy Center, which provides cutting-edge detection and treatment options for those in our community dealing with Cancer” states Candace A. Franklin, COO&CFO at Aon Group (Bermuda) Ltd. “The Radiation Therapy Center provides the facilities for patients to receive on island treatment and care while supported by their loved ones right here at home.”

 

 “AON's generous donation is really a gift to our community, by investing in BCHC's radiation treatment unit, AON directly supports the thousands of people affected by cancer each year whose loved ones can now stay on Island and receive life-saving treatment surrounded by their family and friends," says Deborah Titterton Narraway, Chief Marketing Officer at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre

 

The 2017 Radiation Therapy Capital Campaign is the first time Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre has sought funding support from Corporate Bermuda in over a decade.  The charity made a strategic move after funding their building on Point Finger Road in 2004, to focus on their fundraising events to support the charity and not tax the corporate donors in the hopes that other charities could benefit from corporate donations. 

 

BCHC is still $2 million shy of raising the $10,000 needed to cover the cost of the build and equipment.  However, the good news is that the radiation therapy unit opened in May 2017 and over 120 patients have started on the patient pathway to receiving potentially life-saving treatment right here at home.

 

Donations large and small will help those in our community needing radiation treatment gain access regardless of their level of health insurance or ability to pay.  For more information on how you can support Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s radiation therapy initiative, visit:  http://www.cancer.bm/get-involved/opportunities-to-support-radiation-therapy or call 236-1001.

 

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About Bermuda Cancer and Health

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre is a Bermuda registered charity #70. In 2016 the Centre saw 10,940 patients for diagnostic imaging and early breast and prostate detection.  Clinical services include Digital Mammography, Breast Biopsy, Prostate Biopsy, Ultrasound, Bone Densitometry and Radiation Therapy. Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre provide an Equal Access Fund ensuring that their health services are available to everyone regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay. Providing exceptional care with confidence.  Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre has, flexible hours (including after work and Saturday appointments), a convenient location, and lots of free parking. For more information: www.cancer.bm

 

Media Contacts:

Robyn Dickinson

Marketing Coordinator

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre

Telephone: 236-1001 ext 1007

E-mail: rdickinson@chc.bm