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In the photo, from left to right: Jacques B. LeBlanc, President and CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation; Sébastien Dupuis, Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Strategic Partnerships with Assumption Life and Treasurer with the CHU Dumont Foundation’s Board of Directors ; Dr. Carole Williams, Co-chair of the Tour of Hope; André Vincent, President and CEO of Assumption Life; Denis Larocque, Co-chair of the Tree of Hope Campaign, President and CEO of Major Drilling International Inc.; and Réjean Boudreau, Vice-President, Chief of Organizational Development with Assumption Life.

The Organizing Committee of the Tour of Hope is very proud to announce that Assumption Life will be its official sponsor for the next three years.

The Tour of Hope is one of the hallmark events of the Tree of Hope Campaign. The annual fundraiser aims to improve the comfort and quality of care offered to cancer patients here in New Brunswick. In 2017, the Tour of Hope raised $160,000.

For many years now, Assumption Life has proudly supported the Tree of Hope Campaign. Réjean Boudreau, Vice-President, Chief of Organizational Development with Assumption Life, welcomes this announcement. "We are very happy to support the Tour of Hope. This summer, more than 130 participants will cycle for four days over 650 km to raise funds for cancer. It takes a lot of courage and determination to meet such a challenge! That is why we are very happy to become the official sponsor of the event. This clearly demonstrates to the cyclists that we are behind them!" added Mr. Boudreau.

Jacques B. LeBlanc is the President and CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation. He salutes this partnership. "For many years, Assumption Life has been a leading partner in the Tour of Hope event and the Tree of Hope Campaign, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. It is thanks to companies such as Assumption Life that we can help to support the improvement of cancer care in New Brunswick. On behalf of the patients, the medical staff and the participants in the Tour of Hope, I say thank you to Assumption Life."

2018 Tour of Hope Co-chair Denise Landry-Nadeau welcomes this news with great enthusiasm. "We all have the same goal: to raise as much money as possible for the cause. We want to support the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre, the satellite units in Northern New Brunswick and the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge. And we want to support cancer research. This partnership with Assumption Life gives us a good push towards achieving our goals. Cyclists will proudly wear the bike jersey with the Assumption Life logo in July!"  

The 8th edition of the Tour of Hope will take place from July 26th to 29th. The event begins in Edmundston. The first day, participants will cycle to Campbellton and spend the night there. On Friday, they will cycle through the Chaleur region up to Caraquet. On Saturday, the cyclists will travel to Miramichi, via Tracadie and Neguac. This will be their last stop before the final stretch. On Sunday, they will cycle through Kent County and travel from Miramichi to Moncton.

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Moncton, April 6, 2018 –
The Electrifying Night Run returns on June 15th for its third edition. Walkers and runners are invited to take part in this race, which raises funds to support women with breast cancer. The race starts at 9PM in front of the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre.

“The Electrifying Night Run brings together all the elements needed to make for a memorable evening: physical activity, the opportunity to socialize and have fun between friends or as a family, and the opportunity of supporting a great cause while doing it!”, says Dr. Jocelyne Hébert, Surgeon at the Breast Health Center and member of the organizing committee.

The Electrifying Night Run is open to both pros and beginners. Participants have the option of walking or running – or a combination of the two – over a five kilometer course. Last year, the event unfolded in a festive and fun atmosphere and raked in $20,000.

Funds raised by the 2018 edition will be used to maintain the delivery of non-insured services for patients who need them and will continue to be used to improve the quality of life of patients of the Centre. A portion of funds raised this year will also go towards the development of a follow-up clinic for high-risk patients and for the establishment of a genetic testing service.

Jacques B. LeBlanc, President & CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation, is convinced this year’s edition will be another great success for the Electrifying Night Run.

“We are very fortunate to have the Breast Health Centre’s expertise here at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. By participating, the community shows its support to both the Centre’s staff and to the patients who come to receive quality care. More than 500 people accepted the invitation last year allowing us to raise a sum of $20,000 which made a real difference in the lives of these patients. We hope to do even better this year.”

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Registration :

Online registration: runningroom.com or at the CHU Dumont Foundation office

Registration Fee: $30 / $35 per participant after May 31st

Deadline to receive t-shirt: June 10th

 

Media:

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CHU Dumont Foundation

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Mental Health Week will certainly not go unnoticed in New Brunswick. A Beacon in the Night is back for a fifth edition! This year, organizers will offer a gala concert and an art exhibition. But that’s not all! There will also be a 5 km run/walk!
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“We are very pleased to see how this positive event has evolved. It brings people together,” said Dr. Patrick Marcotte, psychiatrist at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre and the person behind A Beacon in the Night. “The main goal is to have people talk positively about mental health. Some of the participants were themselves faced with mental health issues. Others just want to support the cause. We invite the public to join us for the physical activity or to attend the concert. Once again, you are in for a great time!”

The run/walk will kick off Mental Health Week on May 6 starting at 9:30, at the Moncton 2010 Stadium with on-site registration. The cost is $20. There will be no charge for children.

The gala concert is slated for Saturday, May 12 at the Jeanne-de-Valois concert hall, on the Université de Moncton campus. The art exhibition starts at 5pm and the show will begin at 7 pm. The event is free, but donations will be accepted at the door.

“I've had the chance to see some of this year's artists perform during the auditions, and I can assure you it will be an amazing event," says Frank Williams, spokesperson for A Beacon in the Night. “I am a mental health nurse and a musician. I know how arts can have a positive impact on our state of mind and on our general health. The artists who will be performing this year have invested a lot of time and energy to prepare. I wholeheartedly hope that the audience will be there to support them.”

For Jacques B. LeBlanc, President and CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation, A Beacon in the Night has a special meaning.

“The CHU Dumont Foundation strongly supports this important campaign. We firmly believe it is important to do more so we can talk positively about mental health. We need to work together to help eliminate some of the prejudice around mental health issues. We are delighted to see that the event continues to be a success, and we invite the public to participate in large numbers again this year.”

The theme of the 5th edition

The theme chosen by the organizers for this fifth edition of A Beacon in the Night is the multiple facets of mental health disorders.

“There are commonalities between the various mental health disorders,” explains Dr. Marcotte. “They all come with suffering, stigma or misunderstanding and isolation. And, perception is altered, perception of self, of others, of life and of the future. However, there is a tendency to put all mental health problems in the same basket. It should not be this way. As in physical health, there are many disorders and many variations of these disorders. The appropriate attitudes and interventions vary according to the diagnosis. For society to better grasp the reality of psychiatry there must be a more differentiated approach. And this must happen soon.”   

For more information on the activities of A Beacon in the Night 2018:
Web: www.chudumont.ca (Campaigns and Events > A Beacon in the Night)
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To donate: www.chudumont.ca

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In the photo, from left to right, front row: Germaine Guimond, Joey Caissie, Adélard Cormier, Marie-Paul Robichaud, Rachelle Richard Collette. Back row: Dr. Jean-François Baril, Laurie Guimond, Louis Léger, Dr. Pierre LeBlanc, Rolland Collette. Absent from the photo: Paulette Girvan, Gabriel Richard, Raymond Duplessis, Jacques B. LeBlanc.

The Chair of the Foundation Les Ami.e.s de l’Hôpital Stella-Maris-de-Kent, Adélard Cormier, is pleased to announce the creation of a fundraising committee dedicated to improving the cardiology services delivered at the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital.

“The objective for our new campaign, entitled “Your Heart Clinic Needs You”, has been set at $200,000. With these funds, we wish to purchase new equipment for the brand-new cardiology clinic at the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital. We’re asking the public to support us in this community-building project that will have a very positive impact on the care available in our region!”

The fundraising committee will be chaired by Joey Caissie, who explained that the campaign is progressing well but that the public’s support will be key to achieving the objectives set.

“The campaign is moving forward very well and we’re certain that we’ll be able to reach our objective within a few months. The people of Kent County have already shown us how generous they are, and the reception we have received to date has been very positive. Together, we will take the cardiology services available here in Kent County to the next level.”

This new outpatient service, which will be fully operational within a few months, is the result of a partnership between Vitalité Health Network and the Foundation Les Ami.e.s de l’Hôpital Stella-Maris-de-Kent. Overall, the project will involve an investment of over $500,000. Extensive construction work will be undertaken and specialized equipment will be purchased to deliver these new services. Thanks to this project, one of the five cardiologists from the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre will be on site every day. The driving force behind the project, cardiologist Dr. Jean-François Baril, is thrilled that these new services are being added.

“Thanks to this partnership and to people’s generosity, we’ll be able to provide local patients with high quality cardiology examinations. New equipment featuring cutting-edge technology will be available and patients won’t have to venture very far from home to access these new services. I’m very grateful for the support we’re receiving for this very positive project for the region!”

To make a donation, please visit the donation section of the CHU Dumont Foundation’s website and select “Hôpital Stella-Maris”.

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In the photo: Stéphanie Fowler, nurse and Manon Savoie, practical nurse.

Through your generous donations to the CHU Dumont Foundation, we are able to improve the quality of care offered at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, and here’s a great example!

Thanks to funds raised at the 16th Scotiabank-BMW Moncton Golf Classic, in June 2017, our hospital was able to purchase a new Berchtold LED Surgical Light, which will provide the highest quality of light for surgical procedures.

The CHU Dumont’s Surgical Suite team wishes to thank all the Golf Classic participants for their generous contribution, as well as everyone who supports the Foundation to help improve the quality of care offered at the CHU Dumont!
An impressive sum of $95,000 was raised to benefit patients of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre during the CHU Dumont Foundation’s Annual Valentine’s Day Gala, held February 10th at the Delta Beauséjour in Moncton.
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In the photo, from left to right: Lucie Roy (Events Coordinator - CHU Dumont Foundation), Annie LeBouthillier (Organizing Committee member), Dennis Abud (Organizing Committee President), Chantal Saumure (Organizing Committee member), Johanne Roy (Vitalité Health Network), Réjean Després (National Bank), Marc Lanteigne (Organizing Committee member), Paul LeBlanc (Organizing Committee member) and Ray Roberge (Organizing Committee member). Photo by Gabrielle Bissonnette Photography

The Valentine’s Day Gala, presented by National Bank, is one of the CHU Dumont Foundation’s signature fundraising events. Each year, the evening’s proceeds are invested in the improvement of health care services offered at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. This year’s Gala will support important projects in three of the hospital’s sectors: Nephrology, the Surgical Suite, and Urology.

Dr. Kathy Ferguson is in charge of the Nephrology Department. “The patient currently receives his or her hemodialysis treatments a minimum of three times per week at the hospital; each treatment lasting about four hours. This makes it very hard for some patients – those working full-time for example. Our goal is to allow some of these patients to receive their treatments at home. A portion of funds raised through the 23rd annual Valentine’s Day Gala will be used to purchase equipment to make this possible. We’re very grateful for this tremendous support!”

More than 500 guests came together for this special evening to improve patient care at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. The reception in the mezzanine was followed by a sumptuous gourmet dinner prepared by Stefan Müller, Executive Chef at the Delta Beauséjour.

Guests also had the opportunity to participate in a silent and a live auction throughout the evening with many luxurious prizes up for grabs. Prizes included: a “Chef at Home” voucher where Delta Beauséjour’s Executive Chef, Stefan Müller, will come to the lucky winner`s home to prepare and serve a sumptuous dinner for ten people; a trip to Montreal to see a Montreal Canadiens game; and a gift card for two at the famous Windjammer restaurant, including one night’s accommodations in one of the Delta Beauséjour’s suites with breakfast.
 
To wrap things up, guests were invited to the after-party featuring Nine Mile River.

Dr. Martin Robichaud is the Medical Director at the CHU Dumont.

“The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre depends on the support of the CHU Dumont Foundation to maintain the level of excellence of the health care services it offers. The Valentine’s Day Gala is one of the most important fundraisers benefitting the Foundation and, by extension, our Hospital. We’re very grateful to the guests and sponsors who contributed to the success of this event. This tremendous show of support will allow us to improve services offered in three departments of our Hospital.”

Réjean Després is Vice President, Personal and Commercial Banking, Atlantic, at National Bank.

“National Bank has been a proud sponsor of the Valentine’s Day Gala since 1995. One of our organization’s priorities is to actively support the economic and social development of the communities we serve – and any good community must allow access to quality health care services. That’s why we’re pleased to continue our partnership with the CHU Dumont Foundation.”

For the Chairman of the CHU Dumont Foundation, Mr. René Collette, the continued support of activities such as this one clearly shows the importance that the population attaches to the work done by the Foundation and is a sign of trust.

“We are so fortunate to have the support of the community for key events like the Valentine’s Day Gala. I think people understand how much their support can make a positive difference in the quality of care offered at the CHU Dumont. Through the years, people have been steadfast in their support, as have our valued partners. This has allowed the completion of several major undertakings that make a direct and concrete difference in the lives of thousands of people in our community. This year’s Gala has been another great example of what we can accomplish when we work together.”
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The eighth edition of the Tour of Hope will be the largest yet. More than 120 cyclists have registered for the event. The Tour of Hope is a 650 km cycling event over four days that raises funds for the Tree of Hope Campaign. The event also helps promote the importance of healthy living. The 2018 Tour of Hope will take place from July 26 to July 29. In 2017, the event raised $160,000.

Once again this year, cyclists from across the province will participate in the event:
  • Chaleur Region: 31
  • Southeast: 29
  • Edmundston Region: 22
  • Acadian Peninsula: 16
  • Saint-Quentin/Kedgwick: 12
  • Grand Falls: 3
  • Kent County: 3
  • Fredericton: 2
  • St. John/Rothesay: 2
  • Rogersville: 1
In 2017, the Tour of Hope brought together 67 cyclists. In 2016, 50 cyclists participated. The Tour of Hope Organizing Committee is thrilled with the number of registrations this year.

“The amount of interest in this year’s event is just incredible,” says Dr. Carole Williams, Co-Chair of the Tour of Hope. “The Northwest, Restigouche, Chaleur, Acadian Peninsula and the Southeast regions are all well-represented, and once again this year, we will have cyclists from different age groups and with different levels of experience. They will all come together to raise funds for the 30th Tree of Hope Campaign. I can tell you from experience that the funds raised make a real difference in the quality of care we can offer cancer patients here in New Brunswick.”

Denise Landry Nadeau, Co-Chair of the event, is enthusiastically looking forward to the 2018 edition of the Tour of Hope.

“What a great group of cyclists we have for the eighth edition! Among the 120 cyclists, some are participating for the first time, and others have taken part in previous editions. If previous years are any indication, a wonderful camaraderie will develop within the group. And let’s not forget what this is all about: raising funds for the 30th edition of the Tree of Hope Campaign and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.”

The planning committee is thrilled at the growing popularity of the event, and is calling for volunteers who can help ensure the event runs smoothly.

“We are very pleased with the number of participants! It has far exceeded our expectations,” explains Jacques B. LeBlanc, president and CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation and Chief Organizer for the event. “But with so many cyclists, we need to make sure we have a larger group of volunteers this year. Those who have given their time in the past will tell you it is a jam-packed weekend, but we all have fun and make new friends. We invite anyone interested in helping out to contact us.”

2018 is an important year for the Tree of Hope Campaign, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since its inception in 1989, the campaign has raised more than $26 million. Funds raised have contributed to improved care at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre and Satellite Units in Northern New Brunswick, cancer research efforts, and improved comfort of patients who stay free-of-charge at the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge.

To become a Tour of Hope 2018 volunteer:
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To sponsor a Tour of Hope 2018 participant:
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Frank Williams Spectacle 23 sept 11Auditions for the fifth edition of A Beacon in the Night will be held on Sunday, February 25th in Moncton.

A Beacon in the Night is a mental health campaign offering a comprehensive approach to recovery. It is also an awareness campaign intended to demystify mental health problems among the general population. This year, the event will take place from May 10 to 12, 2018 in Moncton.

The organizers are looking for musicians, singers and dancers to show their talent on stage and to increase awareness about mental health issues. This is an important cause.

Dr. Patrick Marcotte is a psychiatrist at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. He is the person behind the event.

“Some of the performers have faced mental health problems themselves. Others participate because they want to support the cause. We have had great success with past editions of A Beacon in the Night. The comments from the participants and the public are always very positive. For the artists, it is very beneficial to perform in front of the public and to have the opportunity to share their talents and their passion. Even in 2018, there are still so many myths that plague the realm of mental health. It is unfortunate. This unifying event allows us to set the record straight. It puts the spotlight on the successes and talents in the community.”

Ronaldo Richard is an artist. He has performed at the event in the past. “A Beacon in the Night is an event dear to my heart. My participation was an opportunity to share my own inner world with a most receptive and respectful audience. I felt surrounded by a large circle of friends. I had the opportunity to challenge myself and to share my passion. I strongly encourage people with a talent to show up at the auditions to get a taste for the event!”

The CHU Dumont Foundation is proud to support the fifth edition of A Beacon in the Night. Jacques B. LeBlanc is the President and CEO of the Foundation.

“It is clear to me that we need to talk more openly about mental health in our society. Sadly, there are still several taboos around this important issue. But I am convinced that initiatives like A Beacon in the Night can help to break these taboos. Thanks to this annual event and to the many artists who participate, we can talk positively about mental health and raise funds to improve patient care. I hope that many artists from the region are a part of the event this year!”

And the Spokesperson is Frank Williams

The organizers are also proud to announce that performer Frank Williams will be the spokesperson of the event. He is a well-known singer and musician and he was a finalist in the popular La Voix show. Frank is also a mental health nurse at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton.

“This cause is very important to me," he said. "In my career in mental health, I have seen the extent to which the arts can play an important role in the recovery of a person. A Beacon in the Night is an inclusive event. It is a golden opportunity to get on the stage and present the result of one’s work. I strongly encourage those who want to share their talent and their passion to audition for the event on February 25th!”

Auditions for performers in song, music and dance will take place on February 25th, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jeanne-de-Valois concert hall on the Université de Moncton campus. Anyone wishing to register can send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A Beacon in the Night will take place from May 10 to 12. The event will also give an important place to creators from other fields. Those who wish to exhibit or showcase books, paintings, drawings, photographs, knitwear and sculptures can express their interest by sending an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Cyclists who wish to take advantage of the early-bird registration for the 2018 Tour of Hope may do so until January 31st. This year, the event will take place from July 26th to 29th.

The Tour of Hope is a fundraising event for the Tree of Hope Campaign. This four-day cycling tour helps raise awareness of the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle. The 2017 Tour of Hope raised a total of $160,000.

“Next July, the Tour of Hope participants will have the chance to cycle around New Brunswick alongside people who, like them, are committed to improving the care of cancer patients in New Brunswick," said event Co-Chair Dr. Carole Williams. “The funds raised make a real difference in the quality of care offered to cancer patients, right here in New Brunswick.” 

As was the case last year, the tour will kick off in Edmundston on Thursday morning. That day, participants will cycle to Campbellton. After a well-deserved night of rest, they will cycle through the Chaleur region and reach Caraquet. On Saturday, they will travel from Caraquet to Miramichi, via Tracadie and Neguac. On the last day of the event, the cyclists will travel from Miramichi to Moncton, passing through Kent County and the Shediac area. 

“I am looking forward to sharing this great adventure with cyclists from all over New Brunswick,” said Co-Chair Denise Landry Nadeau. “The Tour of Hope conveys a message to the population about the importance of being active and committed to improving our health. This is an experience that we will never forget. It allows us to challenge ourselves physically and mentally. And to create new friendships and many memories!”  

2018 is an important year for the Tree of Hope Campaign. It celebrates its 30th anniversary. Since its inception in 1989, the campaign has raised close to 26 million dollars. Donations are used to improve patient care at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre in Moncton and in satellite units in Northern New Brunswick. They also support cancer research efforts and fund improvements at the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge, where patients can stay free-of-charge.

To take advantage of reduced pledge requirements, participants must register by January 31st, 2018. For details, please visit: www.tourespoir.com.

For more information or to register: 
1 800 862-6775
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Members of the Board of Directors of the Grocery Foundation of Atlantic Canada (GFAC) were at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre recently to present a $50,000 cheque. With this year’s donation, GFAC has now reached $500,000 in total donations to the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.

The Grocery Foundation of Atlantic Canada was created in 1999 for one purpose: to give kids a good start.

Donations from GFAC have had a very positive impact on the quality of care offered at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. Funds have allowed the medical personnel from the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre’s Mother-Child Care Unit to participate in a specialized training program called MOREOB over a three-year period.

The MOREOB program improves patient safety through professional development and improves performance among medical professionals and administrators in hospital obstetric units. Each team of physicians, gynecologists, obstetricians and nurses receives the same training. They practise emergency procedures together, attend workshops and improve their knowledge and understanding of their role in emergencies and other situations.

The CHU Dumont Foundation is very grateful for GFAC’s tremendous support.

In the photo, from left to right: Tom Margeson, Perry Chippin, Pam MacMillan, Jacques B. LeBlanc (President and CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation), Jim Cooke (Treasurer - GFAC), Belinda Parker (Executive Director - GFAC), Steve Chiasson and Brad Neville.
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New Brunswickers have once again shown their support for the Tree of Hope Campaign by raising a total of $1,619,743. The amount was presented at the end of Radio-Canada’s Tree of Hope Radiothon, the high-point of the annual campaign.

The exciting radio event was hosted by Martine Blanchard and Janic Godin. It was broadcast live from the CCNB Dieppe from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on ICI Radio-Canada Première. CBC radio hosts Jonna Brewer and Vanessa Blanch launched the radiothon, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., on CBC Radio One.

“Throughout the day, we heard testimonies of hope, courage and determination,” says Tree of Hope Campaign Co-Chair Denis Larocque. “Indeed, we raised a lot of money thanks to our volunteers, our donors and our partners. Let us also remember that those who are fighting the disease and the professionals who care for them have received a clear message today: they are not alone in this fight. They have the people of New Brunswick behind them. And, we have had the proof during this 29th Tree of Hope Campaign!”

Joannie Benoit is a cancer survivor and Co-Chair of the Tree of Hope Campaign. She also experienced strong emotions.

"It's fantastic! Words cannot express the gratitude I feel towards the generosity of the public! Throughout the day, we heard touching testimonies from patients, survivors, health care professionals, donors and volunteers. Many artists came here today and told us that they were here to support us. All those who came to the Dieppe CCNB today have one thing in common: they believe in the cause. They hope that by joining our efforts we can do more to fight cancer. We have proven again today that we are stronger together!”

For Ms. Colette Francoeur, Regional Director of ICI Acadie, the radiothon is an activity that brings people together. "We cannot remain indifferent to such an outpour of generosity and to all the work being done in the communities to fight the disease. Therefore, ICI Acadie’s extended family is proud to be associated with the Tree of Hope. I salute the members of our team who rose to the challenge once again to make this a memorable day of radio. And I warmly congratulate all those who have contributed to the success of the campaign. »

Jacques B. LeBlanc is President and CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation.

“This has been another incredible moment! On behalf of the patients and the medical staff, I sincerely thank all those who contributed to the Tree of Hope Campaign, either by donating money or by offering their time to support the cause. The campaign is a success because it rests on solid foundations in many New Brunswick communities. The reason is simple. It benefits patients from all over the province. With the funds raised, we will be able to continue to improve the quality of care provided to cancer patients.”

Donations to the 29th Tree of Hope Campaign will be invested in improving care provided at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre and at the satellite units in Northern New Brunswick. Funds will also be used to continue research against cancer and to improve the comfort of patients who stay free-of-charge at the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge in Moncton.

The following are among this year’s priority projects:
  • Purchasing the necessary equipment to perform the Mohs surgery technique to treat some skin cancers.
  • Implementing Dynamic Adaptive Radiation Therapy to better target affected tissues and reduce the dose administered to healthy tissues.
  • Purchasing Vein Viewers to help better identify puncture sits and to avoid associated complications.
  • Purchasing new specialized treatment chairs to improve the comfort of patients and provide improved ergonomics to staff.
  • Purchasing a Fletcher applicator that is used for CT scans and MRIs. It is mostly used for cervical cancer.
  • Various improvement and maintenance projects at the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge.
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The 2017 edition of The Drive raised $90,000 to improve patient care at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. More than one hundred participants took part in the third edition of the activity, which was held on September 9th.

Participants in the Tour of Hope 2017 can safely say “mission accomplished”. The 70 cyclists crossed the finish line late Sunday, greeted by friends and family at Assomption Place in Moncton.

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The Tour of Hope, presented by National Bank, is an annual fundraiser supporting the Tree of Hope Campaign. Proceeds are used to purchase highly specialized equipment; train highly-specialized teams at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre; purchase equipment for satellite units in northern New Brunswick; support cancer research efforts; and update the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge in Moncton. In 2016, the Tour of Hope raised more than $113,000. 

“We just experienced another incredible adventure!” says Dr. Carole Williams, gynecologist-oncologist and co-chair of the Tour of Hope 2017. “We received another warm welcome as we passed through various communities. We really felt that people were there to support us, and that makes a huge difference when you’re taking on such a physical challenge. We had the opportunity to mingle with other participants, make friends, and share the reasons we decided to take part in the Tour of Hope. The adventure will be engraved in our memories for a long time.”

Tour of Hope’s organizers are thankful for the support of the partners who made the 2017 edition a success. Jacques B. LeBlanc is President and CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation.

“The Tour of Hope is a real team effort. In addition to tackling a physical feat, covering 650 km in 4 days, participants also stepped up to call on their friends and family to make donations. We are very grateful for the public’s generosity. We are also very pleased to have the support of National Bank, who has been behind this event since its very beginning. We would also like to sincerely thank Assomption Life, Fitworks and Groupe Savoie, without whom this edition would not have been possible.”

The following sponsors also supported the Tour of Hope:
  • The Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, Campbellton Campus;
  • New Brunswick Community College, Miramichi Campus
  • La Polyvalente Cité des jeunes A.-M.-Sormany in Edmundston
  • The Village of Grande-Anse
  • The Village Historique Acadien in Caraquet
  • Coop IGA Dieppe
  • Coop Tradition Saint-Louis-de-Kent
  • Jean Coutu Pharmacy Dieppe
  • Ambulance New Brunswick
  • Carter’s Septic Tank Service
  • My Days Off Auto Detailing and Auto Accessories
  • Taylor Ford Lincoln Moncton
Réjean Després, Vice President, Personal and Commercial Banking, Atlantic Canada was co-chair of the event for the second year.

“We all know someone who is fighting or who has fought cancer. The Tour of Hope is a perfect example of a fundraising event that brings people together and helps patients while promoting healthy living habits. I think we can all tip our hats to the 70 participants, who did remarkable work. And let’s not forget all of the volunteers, including several National Bank employees, who were there to support participants during the four intense days of cycling. Without them, none of this would have been possible!”

According to Claude Paré, Vice President of the Provincial Cabinet for the Tree of Hope Campaign, the Tour of Hope 2017 was a success on all fronts. 

“I would like to sincerely thank the cyclists and the entire support team! They were able to pull off this incredible feat, and we are extremely proud to be able to have them as members of the Tree of Hope family. They showed courage and determination, inspired by those bravely fighting cancer. We are stronger together, and I assure you that funds raised during the 2017 edition will make a significant difference in the quality of care offered to patients in New Brunswick.”
GOLF17 1The Scotiabank - BMW Moncton Golf Classic was a resounding success again this year, raising $90,000 for the CHU Dumont Foundation. Funds raised will be used to purchase two pieces of equipment: a Berchtold LED Surgical Light which provides the highest quality of light for surgical procedures; and a Voluson S10 ultrasound system that offers exceptional image quality, as well as advanced tools helping health care professionals make critical crucial decisions in all confidence.

“It’s just incredible,” says Dr. Sylvie Nadeau, obstetrician-gynecologist at the CHU Dumont and member of the organizing committee. “The Golf Classic has become known as a must-attend summer event, and this year was another one for the books. Thanks to those who participated, we are able to continue to improve the quality of care offered at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, and we are very appreciative!”
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The 16th edition of the Golf Classic was proudly sponsored by Scotiabank and BMW Moncton. Co-chairs Chris Bacich, General Manager of BMW Moncton, and Emile Albert, Branch Manager at Scotiabank, are very pleased with the outcome. 

“We really couldn’t have asked for better,” explains Mr. Bacich. “Participants had fun while supporting a great cause. BMW Moncton is extremely proud to support the CHU Dumont Foundation in improving patient care.”

Emile Albert agrees with Mr. Bacich. “What a great day and a fantastic result! We are thrilled with how smoothly the event went and at the amount raised. In supporting the Golf Classic, Scotiabank hopes to have a positive impact on the community. I think we can say “mission accomplished”.”

For René Collette, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CHU Dumont Foundation, the number of participants at the 16th edition of the Golf Classic and the size of the cheque presented at the end of the day are proof that the community values the improvement of patient care at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.

“Every year, we are impressed by the public’s participation in the event, and this year was no exception. The support we receive shows that people believe in the cause and want to make a difference. The money raised will be used to fund projects that will improve patient experience at the CHU Dumont. Thank you to everyone and see you next year!”

On top of a round of golf on the beautiful Fox Creek course in Dieppe and a delicious steak and lobster dinner, participants at the 16th edition of the Scotiabank – BMW Golf Classic were entered to win a travel package worth $6000. 
The fourth edition of A Beacon in the Night was a huge success thanks to the hundreds of people who came out to show their support for a holistic approach for recovery from mental illness. The event took place on June 16th and 17th at l’Université de Moncton.
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The photo shows Dr. Gabriel Girouard at the piano, with Brigitte Sonier-Ferguson, Regional Director - Research, Scientific Development, and Training. Credit: Ben Champoux 

More than 500 participants attended the most electrifying running event of the summer in Moncton on Friday, June 16. The event raised $20,000 in support of the Breast Health Centre at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre. Funds raised will be used to purchase prosthesis and mastectomy bras for breast cancer patients.
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“It was an incredible experience,” says Dr. Jocelyn Hébert, surgeon at the Breast Health Centre and President of the organizing committee for the event. “The support we have received from the public once again this year is really heartwarming. You can tell the community is behind us. The funds raised will make a considerable difference in the lives of patients here in New Brunswick, and we are so thankful.”

Again this year, participants were invited to walk or run the 5 km route. The race started at 9 p.m. from the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre in Moncton. The atmosphere at the finish line was festive, with a reception and refreshments for the participants.

“Clearly the community has answered our call once again, and came out to show their support for the Breast Health Centre, patients and staff,” explains Jacques B. LeBlanc, President and CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation. “The Electrifying Night Run is a great example of a fun, family event that brings the community together. On behalf of the Foundation, thank you to all those who participated.”

Tink Swetnam is a patient at the Breast Health Centre. For her, the event holds a very special meaning. “As a patient, I have to say it’s really touching to see all these people come together to support the cause. I really felt they shared a sense of solidarity with my own fight against cancer. We had a lot of fun, and the participants left knowing they made a positive difference in the lives of patients affected by breast cancer.”
The 2017 edition of the Tour of Hope will be the largest since the event’s inception in 2011. A total of 61 cyclists have registered for the event, which will take place from July 27th to 30th.
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“We are thrilled at the number of registrations,” says Dr. Carole Williams, co-chair of the event and Gynecologist-Oncologist at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre. “The cyclists who take part in the 2017 edition of the event will quickly learn how gratifying it is to participate in an event that brings people together.”

One lucky participant will win a travel package worth $6,000!

The CHU Dumont Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the annual Scotiabank-BMW Moncton Golf Classic. The event will take place at the Fox Creek Golf Club in Dieppe on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Last year, the Golf Classic raised $80,000 for the improvement of services offered at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.

This year, one lucky participant will win a travel package worth $6,000, including two tickets to attend a Formula E race in Montreal, airfare, hotel, access to the VIP lounge, a ride around the track in a BMW i8, a tour of the pit area, and more!

An impressive sum of $106,000 was raised to benefit patients of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre during the CHU Dumont Foundation’s Annual Valentine’s Day Gala, held February 11th. 
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The evening's Emcees Camille Bourdeau and Jonna Brewer; Mr. Dennis Abud, President of the Valentine’s Day Gala organizing committee; Mrs. Nathalie Gasse Farrah, Development Manager, CHU Dumont; Mrs. Nadine Duguay-Lemay, Regional Marketing Manager – CWA, National Bank; Mr. René Collette, Chairman of the CHU Dumont Foundation’s Board of Directors; Mr. Jacques B. LeBlanc, President & CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation.

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The 2016 edition of the Drive was held on September 10 and attracted one hundred car enthusiasts who raised $52,000 ‎toward improving the quality of care offered at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.


On a beautiful warm, sunny day, 40 cars covered nearly 500 km travelling to various exclusive destinations. The Drive is a fundraising event aimed at car enthusiasts who care about their community.

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