NunatuKavut Contributes to Canadian Cancer Society’s Air Daffodil
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, October 26, 2015 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) today announced a $5,000 donation to the Canadian Cancer Society for Air Daffodil – Air Travel Assistance Program. It provides much-needed financial assistance to cancer patients in Labrador who have to travel by air for medical treatment.
A cheque was presented to Mr. Al Pelley, Vice President of Philanthropy with the Canadian Cancer Society (NL Division), during a special announcement at the Goose Bay Airport.
“It is an honour for me to make this presentation on behalf of NCC for the third year in a row,” said NCC President Todd Russell. “The Canadian Cancer Society is a phenomenal organization and we are so pleased that all funds raised in Labrador stays in Labrador.”
Air Daffodil is designed to alleviate the burden of a cancer diagnosis and the inevitable travel costs associated with obtaining treatment outside of Labrador.
“Some of our own NunatuKavut members are affected by this terrible disease and having to leave the comfort of home to undergo treatment makes a difficult situation even more challenging,” said President Russell. “I’m hoping our donation can help ease at least some of that stress.”
NCC is committed to giving back to the community and supports various community service organizations. For further information on this and other donations the NCC has made, please visit www.nunatukavut.ca. Please also join in the conversation at Facebook.com/nunatukavut and Twitter @nunatukavut.
For further information, please contact: Kelly Nippard, Director of Communications, NCC, 709-280-5965