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.

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$ 1 804 116 for the Tree of Hope Campaign!

Dieppe, November 27, 2015 – Several hundred people gathered at CCNB-Dieppe today as part of Radio-Canada’s Radiothon, the highlight of the Tree of Hope Campaign. By the end of the day, the calculator displayed the impressive amount of 1 804 116 dollars!

Robert Maillet and Luc LeBlanc wanted to thank the thousands of volunteers who have worked tirelessly for several months in order to reach the Campaign’s goal of raising more than $1.7 million this year. “The strength of the Tree of Hope Campaign lies in its incredible ability to bring communities together in a collaborative effort across the province. Your generosity is beautiful and impressive! From the bottom of our hearts and on behalf of everyone affected by cancer, we say thank you,” says Luc LeBlanc.

The Radiothon was broadcast from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on ICI Radio-Canada Première. Hosts Amélie Gosselin and Samuel Chiasson were joined by Robert Maillet and Luc LeBlanc, campaign co-chairs. Throughout the day, they interviewed cancer patients and survivors, health care professionals, volunteers and donors. Dozens of artists also performed in turn. An impressive production made possible thanks to the co-operation of ICI Acadie, the CHU Dumont Foundation and CCNB-Dieppe! To view photos of the event, go to ICI.Radio-Canada.ca/espoir2015.

CBC Radio started the ball rolling by launching its Radiothon, hosted by Jonna Brewer and Vanessa Blanch, between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. on CBC Radio One. They also interviewed numerous volunteers, cancer survivors as well as health care professionals. They set the tone of the day by raising $ 214,162.

The funds raised this year will be used to upgrade the Mgr.-Henri-Cormier Lodge, restore the Dr.-Léon-Richard Oncology Centre and promote paediatric leukemia research. You can find more information on the beneficiary projects at arbredelespoir.ca.

The Tree of Hope Campaign is a fundraising campaign undertaken by the CHU Dumont Foundation that is aimed at developing the Dr.-Léon-Richard Oncology Centre as well as improving the wellness of patients staying at the Mgr.-Henri-Cormier Lodge and research capacity at the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute (ACRI). Since its beginnings in 1989, the Tree of Hope Campaign has raised over 22 million dollars. 100 % of the funds raised are reinvested in New Brunswick for cancer patients in the province.

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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