Moncton, May 21, 2019 – The Electrifying Night Run will be back for a fourth edition on June 14th. Walkers and runners are invited to participate in this event that raises funds to provide better care for breast cancer patients at the Breast Health Centre. The run will start at 9 pm in front of the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre, on Providence Street in Moncton.

“The Electrifying Night Run is a unifying event that allows for participants to socialize and have fun with friends and family members while supporting a great cause”, said Dr. Jocelyne Hébert, a surgeon at the Breast Health Centre and a member of the organizing committee. “It’s an event that shouldn’t be missed!”

This annual event is a fun evening, even though it supports a very serious cause. Designed for running enthusiasts and amateurs alike, it is open to people of all ages. Registrants may choose to walk, run or combine walking and running over the five kilometers. Whether they are alone or part of a team, participants are encouraged to wear pink and to dress with originality. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: best individual costume; best team costume; and most original team name.

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Moncton, N. B., April 24, 2019 – Board of Directors chair Lise Caissie is pleased to announce the appointment of Nadine Martin as executive director of the CHU Dumont Foundation effective May 6, 2019.

Ms. Martin began her career as a teacher. She went on to complete a Master's in Business Administration (Co-op MBA) at the Université de Moncton where she also lectured in management and leadership.

Since 2015, she has been the director of the Conceptia Fertility Clinic in Moncton where she manages a team of professionals and ensures the smooth operation of the clinic.  Ms. Martin has also volunteered with several non-profit organizations. They include the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life; as well as Dyslexie Sud-Est, which she chaired. She served on the Family Income Security Appeals Board for a three-year term. She was also a member of the citizen’s jury for the City of Dieppe’s participatory budget initiative.

Ms. Martin will apply her leadership and management skills to ensure the continued growth of the Foundation.

The CHU Dumont Foundation was created in 1983. Its mandate is to support the improvement of care offered at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. It plays a leading role in improving specialized care, research and training programs, as well as the institution’s infrastructure and equipment. Since its inception, the CHU Dumont Foundation has raised more than $50 million through its various fundraising activities, the largest of which is the Tree of Hope campaign.

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MONCTON, February 11, 2019 – The Delta Beauséjour’s Grand Salon was literally sparkling on Saturday, February 9 as the venue for the CHU Dumont Foundation’s 24th Valentine’s Day Gala presented by the National Bank.  The atmosphere was especially festive as attendees learned that their participation had helped organizers raise the impressive sum of $125,000.

For the organizing committee, the amount was even more than they had hoped for. “While recognizing that our expectations were high, we knew all the elements were in place for a successful evening. However, it’s always a pleasure to see your hard work translated into real dollars. Our goal was to reach a total of $120,000 and we are extremely pleased that this was surpassed”, said Marc Lanteigne, chairman of the organizing committee. “I am grateful for all the hard work and commitment displayed by my committee members. I also thank the sponsors who made this all possible by believing in our cause.”

The Valentine’s Day Gala is one of the CHU Dumont Foundation’s signature events.  Each year, parts of the funds raised are invested in the improvement of care and health services offered at the Dr.-George-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. More than 470 people took part in the 2019 edition.

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Moncton, February 25, 2019 –
Preparations are well under way for the 9th edition of the Tour of Hope that will be held from July 25 to 28, 2019. With five months to go before the event, 127 cyclists are already registered. 

While registration levels are encouraging to date, the early registration date has been extended to March 15 in order to encourage those who may be interested in participating. For those who register by that date the fundraising requirement will be $1,000, rather than the $1,500 requirement for registrants after that date. Also, the total number of participants will be limited to 150 this year.

The Tour of Hope is a four-day cycling event to raise funds for the Tree of Hope campaign, while creating awareness for the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices. 

This event is also important for Assumption Life; in 2018, the company announced that it would be the presenting sponsor of the Tour of Hope for the next three years.

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(Moncton, NB – December 20, 2018) Children needing to undergo surgery at the Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre will now have the opportunity to get to the surgical suite by somewhat unconventional means, thanks to a gift from Moncton Chrysler.

A few days before Christmas Eve, under the watchful eye of Santa Clause himself, the local automobile dealership delivered a Kidsquad Mudslinger, a motorized ride-on car for children of the paediatrics department of the Dumont UHC. This battery operated, remote-controlled vehicle can be driven by the child or controlled by a parent. “It’s a fun way to transport children to the operating room, a short trip that is often a cause of anxiety for this vulnerable clientele”, said Johanne Roy, vice-president of Clinical Services for Vitalité Health Network. When their physical condition allows, they will be able to take themselves to the operating room, rather than using a stretcher.”

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