A twenty for hope
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 over $17.5 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


Cédric's Message of Hope


My name is Cédric. I’m five years old, and I have Acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Since I’m only five, I asked my parents, Jolyne and Jérémie, to help me write this letter to you today. Even if it’s written in big people’s words, this is my story, and I want to share it with you.

I found out I have leukemia on September 25, 2014, when I was three years old. You might think it’s easier to find out you’re sick when you’re little, because you don’t really understand what’s happening, but that isn’t true at all. For me, having leukemia means I have to spend a lot of time in the hospital, away from my friends, my toys and my house. It also means a lot of injections!

I want you to know something: when I go to the Dr.-Léon-Richard Oncology Centre and to the Pediatric Unit, I am welcomed by people who are nice, generous, and who really want to help me get better. Every time I go, they encourage me, smile at me, and make me laugh. It helps me forget a little about the pain and long hours I have to spend at the hospital.

I don’t want you to feel bad for me and my parents. I don’t want to make you cry either—because I’d much rather laugh than cry! But I do want you to know that I am treated very well at the Oncology Centre, and my parents and I have hope that I will get better. I am in remission now, and I hope I will continue to get better.

At the Dr.-Léon-Richard Oncology Centre, your donations go a long way. Even in my little five-year-old heart, I understand what it means to be generous. I understand that by giving to the Tree of Hope Campaign, you’re helping people like me get better care. I know that when I grow up, I will understand the importance of donating to the Tree of Hope Campaign even better.

When you’re five years old, you have a lot of heros. Batman and Spider-Man are pretty awesome, but for me the real heros are the people who help me get better, and the people working to improve leukemia treatments. You can be a hero too, by supporting the Tree of Hope Campaign and participating in the fight against cancer.

When I read this letter again in five or ten years, I know I will understand the importance of the Tree of Hope Campaign even better, and I’ll know how lucky I am to have your support. Even at five years old, I know we can accomplish great things together. Thank you very much for your help and thank you for supporting the Tree of Hope Campaign.

PS: As you can see below, I had a lot of fun taking pictures with our Co-Chairs, Robert Maillet and Denis Richard!

Did you know?

The Tree of Hope campaign has raised more than $21 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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Each donation made to the Tree of Hope campaign contributes directly to improving health services in oncology

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