$100,000 donation assists Compassion House Foundation
FORT MCMURRAY, AB, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Nexen Inc. is helping northern
Alberta residents battling breast cancer with a $100,000 donation to
Sorrentino's Compassion House, a warm and supportive environment for women
undergoing breast cancer treatment, diagnosis or follow up care at the Cross
Cancer Institute in Edmonton.
"At Nexen, giving back to the communities where we live and work is one of our
core values," says Kris Geekie, Director, Community Consultation and
Regulatory Affairs, Oil Sands. "Sorrentino's Compassion House helps residents
from over 160 communities in northern Alberta who are fighting breast cancer,
and many of them live in the Wood Buffalo region. At Nexen, we want to do our
part to help our neighbours in the fight of their lives."
The donation is being made as part of the Growing Compassion drive, a $5
million capital campaign to raise funds to more than double the number of
Compassion House guest suites from six to 14, improve access throughout the
house, and create a sustainability fund for the facility.
"The financial, physical and emotional impacts of a cancer diagnosis can be
overwhelming to a family, especially when you have to travel for treatment,"
explains Mellissa Kraft, Executive Director, Compassion House Foundation. "We
are so grateful to Nexen Inc. for supporting our expansion project so more
women from across northern Alberta will have access to supportive, affordable
accommodation during cancer treatment."
On Thursday, Dec. 13, Kris Geekie will be available to discuss Nexen's
contribution along with two Fort McMurray residents who have been helped by
Sorrentino's Compassion House in their fight against breast cancer. Media are
invited to learn more about Sorrentino's Compassion House and the important
work they do. A representative of Compassion House Foundation will also be
available to answer questions.
Date 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, December 13, Fort McMurray, Alberta
Telephone media availability with resident(s) of Sorrentino's Compassion House
and Nexen's Kris Geekie. The residents are available for photos on December 13
Nexen is a 65% owner and the operator of the Long Lake integrated steam
assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) and upgrading operation, located 40 km
southeast of Fort McMurray, which began producing in 2008.
Davis Sheremata Manager, External Communications Phone: 403-470-1447 801 - 7th
Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 3P7
Mellissa Kraft Executive Director, Compassion House Foundation (780) 434-7290
SOURCE: Nexen Inc.
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