Since 1989, the Tree of Hope campaign has allowed significant projects to be carried out; New Brunswickers and their families affected by cancer have benefited directly from these projects. 100 % of the funds raised through the campaign stays here in New Brunswick and allow numerous priority projects to take flight. This campaign makes all the difference in the lives of patients.

The campaign has become a cause around which many communities have united. Year after year, they work hard to raise funds and help in the fight against cancer. Schools, community groups, businesses and many other organizations and institutions dedicate their time and money to make sure that we are constantly improving oncology services in New Brunswick. Great things are accomplished through solidarity, and the Tree of Hope campaign is a perfect example.

Since its inception, the campaign has raised close to $24 million. These funds have contributed to various projects. Here are a few examples:
  • Construction and expansion of the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge to accommodate patients from outside Moncton and their escorts.
  • Purchase of a linear accelerator to considerably reduce wait times for radiotherapy treatments.
  • Assistance with the implementation of a teleoncology program for the screening of cancer of the cervix, in partnership with three Northern New Brunswick hospitals and the Elsipogtog Native community.
  • Purchase of an internal radiation therapy system for the treatment of prostate cancer.
  • Purchase of internal radiation therapy equipment using ultrasound to provide quality health care to women diagnosed with gynecological cancer. Treatment times were reduced to two to four hours compared to the previous treatment, which was administered over 48 hours and had to be repeated. The rooms formerly used for the old treatment were made available to other patients.
  • Implementation of the pediatric oncology program.
  • Acquisition of hysteroscopy equipment offering a non-invasive and effective surgical option to patients for the treatment of fibromas.
  • Acquisition of a bronchial echo-endoscope, a new technology previously unavailable to New Brunswickers.
  • Acquisition of digital mammography equipment for the screening of breast cancer.
  • Financial contribution to the distance consultation project for regions outside Greater Moncton.
  • Acquisition of a PET/CT, an ultramodern diagnostic imaging unit.

The Tree of Hope

in action

Upcoming events

Shediac Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: November 17, 2016

Acura of Moncton BBQ

Date: November 17, 18 and 19

Fundraising Dinner in Pointe-Verte

Date: November 17, 2016


Record number of cyclists registered for the 2017 Tour of Hope

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.”

The Tour of Hope is a fundraising event in support of the Tree of Hope Campaign. Funds raised will be used to: purchase specialized equipment; train highly specialized teams at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre; fund cancer research; purchase equipment for satellite units in northern New Brunswick; refurbish the Mgr.-Henri-Cormier Lodge; and to raise awareness about the benefits of a  healthy lifestyle.

Réjean Després, co-chair of the Tour of Hope 2017 and Vice President, Personal and Commercial Banking, Atlantic Region for National Bank, is also pleased with the number of registered cyclists.

“Having participated in the event myself last year, I can tell you first-hand that cyclists will experience an incredible adventure. Not only is it a physical challenge, but it’s also an opportunity to meet extraordinary people who are motivated to make a difference in their community. When you know that the funds raised stay here, in New Brunswick, and that they are used to improve cancer treatment, research, and patient comfort, you quickly forget how physically difficult it is and you just appreciate how fortunate you are to be able to take on this kind of challenge.”

Participants in the 2017 Tour of Hope will once again try to raise over $80,000 for the Tree of Hope Campaign. To support a cyclist, please visit:

Did you know?

The Tree of Hope campaign has raised close to $24 million since its beginnings in 1989.

In fact, did you know that the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre:
  • Treats more than 2,000 new cancer patients per year;
  • Administers 24,000 radiation treatments per year;
  • Administers 5,000 chemotherapy treatments per year;
  • Receives 60,000 patient visits per year.

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