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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.

Assumption Life is thrilled by the success of the Tour of Hope in 2018. “We take great pride in our partnership with the CHU Dumont Foundation and we are especially pleased to be associated with this event that serves as a fundraiser, as well as a mechanism to raise awareness for this important cause. We are certain that the activity will be a resounding success again this year,” says Assumption Life President and CEO, Sébastien Dupuis.

The co-chairs of the Tour of Hope are back for this year’s edition. Carole Williams and Denise Landry Nadeau are both excited as the 2019 Tour approaches. “Cyclists are back this year in full force, as are the volunteers. It’s a fantastic unifying event for bicycle enthusiasts who get an opportunity to contribute to better healthcare for cancer patients in Nouveau-Brunswick”, says Landry Nadeau.

Dr. Carole Williams agrees. “The Tour of Hope symbolizes engagement and wellness”, she says. “It underscores the importance of physical activity in maintaining and improving one’s health. It’s also an opportunity to make connections while supporting a common cause.”

As was the case last year, participants of the Tour of Hope will leave Edmundston Thursday morning and cycle to Campbellton. After a well-deserved night’s rest, they will make their way to Caraquet, via the Chaleur region. On Saturday, cyclists will travel from Caraquet to Miramichi, passing through Tracadie and Neguac. The final day will see them cycle from Miramichi to Moncton, via Kent county and the Shediac area.

Since it began in 1989, the Tree of Hope campaign has helped raise some 28 million dollars. Donations help improve care offered at the Dr-Léon-Richard Oncology Centre in Moncton, as well as in satellite units in the northern part of the province; support cancer research efforts; and improve comfort of patients who stay free-of-charge at the Mgr.-Henri-Cormier Lodge.

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