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New fund provides Canadians with a way to donate money that will go directly to more than 100 participating hospitals battling COVID-19 from the front lines

$8.5 million already committed from Canadian organizations

(TORONTO) April 21, 2020 - Canadian frontline healthcare workers are caught in a fight with COVID-19 and need our support to help fight this crisis. In response, hospital foundation leaders across Canada have come together to launch The Frontline Fund - a way for all Canadians and Canadian corporations to help arm frontline healthcare providers with the supplies, supports and research funding they need to fight this public health emergency and to support northern communities and indigenous health.

Copy of Thumbnail FB Grateful HeartsTo thank the staff of the Dr.-Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, the CHU Dumont Foundation launches the #GratefulHearts campaign. Through the campaign, the Foundation invites its donors, volunteers, partners, collaborators and the public to show their gratitude to the Dumont UHC staff.

The campaign aims to recognize the hard work of ALL THE PEOPLE working at Dumont UHC—it goes far beyond the recognition of the medical staff. Every single person who works at the hospital plays an important role in this collective effort to fight the pandemic.

Therefore, we encourage the people in our community to use the visual in the Foundation’s logo, publish it on social media, share their messages of appreciation and identify the staff member or members to whom it’s addressed.

(Moncton, NB—March 17, 2020) Like most members of our communities, the CHU Dumont Foundation is closely monitoring the evolution of the worldwide pandemic caused by COVID-19. As a precaution, and to protect its employees and donors, the Foundation closed its offices on Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice. Staff will work remotely for the time being, adopting social distancing practices as recommended by public health authorities.

“For the time being we are not planning on calling on the public for donations. We are confident that the health care authorities and the Dumont UHC staff are closely monitoring the situation and will not hesitate to ask us to help meet any need related to our mission,” said Nadine Martin, Executive Director. “The best we can do at this time to support our hospital and our community is to help flatten the curve and practice social distancing. However, we are still available and ready to act if the situation merits it.”

The organization still accepts online donation at this point. Those who want to donate can go to www.chudumont.ca and click on Donate.

The CHU Dumont Foundation encourages anyone who has questions on this new operating mode to reach out by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or leave a voicemail at 506-862-4285 or at 1-800-862-6775. We will make every attempt to follow-up on calls and emails in a timely fashion. “We ask our donors and partners to be understanding during this period of uncertainty and know that we will adapt our strategy as needed as conditions change,” Martin said.

The mission of the CHU Dumont Foundation is to fully engage partners and the community in improving health care services offered by the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. Therefore, management will remain open to any need expressed by the Dumont UHC during the pandemic and will try to help if possible. -30- For information or requests for interviews: Félix Arseneau This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (506) 377-7703

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To fully engage partners and the community in improving health care services offered by the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.

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