Tuesday May 21, 2013
The 2012 Tree of Hope Campaign’s financial goal is $1.4 million!
Services which receive financial support
The Foundation is proud to be associated to the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital and continues pursuing its objectives in order to meet the needs of the community. The following four sectors have received financial support thanks to your donations to the Tree of Hope:
Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre
Opened in 1993, the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre is a centre specialized in the treatment cancer, offering complete services in radiation therapy, medical oncology and gynecology-oncology, using the most advanced technologies.
Each year, the centre treats approximately 1,700 new cancer patients and offers nearly 26,000 radiotherapy treatments and 5,000 chemotherapy treatments. More than 50,000 visits are registered each year, making the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre one of the busiest in Atlantic Canada. The centre participates in various research projects and is an active member of the National Cancer Institute of Canada (Group clinical trials), of the Breast Cancer International Research Group and of the Radiation Therapeutic Oncology Group.
Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge
Opened in September 1993 and built at a total cost of $4.7 million, the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge, which offers accommodations to patients of the Oncology Centre, was entirely financed with the public’s donations. Thanks to an expansion completed in 2003, the Lodge can now welcome free of charge 65 patients requiring cancer treatments, as well as 20companions, from all regions of New Brunswick and neighbouring provinces. In fact, 95% of the Lodge’s residents do not live in the Greater Moncton area.
- Accommodates, free of charge, 65 oncology patients and 20 companions.
- Opened in September of 1993 and entirely financed with the public’s donations.
- Built at a total cost of $4.7 million.
- Current occupancy: 100%, and sometimes even up to 110%.
- 95% occupied by people who do not live in the Greater Moncton area.
- Provides a sharing and supportive environment within patients.
- The Lodge is unique in offering this service in New Brunswick.
- Average duration of stay: 30 days, can go up to 60 days depending on the type of treatment.
Atlantic Cancer Research Institute (ACRI)
Created in 1998, the ACRI is a non-profit organization consisting of a multidisciplinary research team of approximately 35 employees. The ACRI’s mandate is to discover and understand cancer’s genetic origins in order to develop innovative techniques relating to diagnostic, early detection and treatment. The ACRI is the most important cancer research centre in Atlantic Canada.
Promoting healthy lifestyles
Since 2099, the Tree of Hope campaign has been promoting cancer awareness and prevention. Scientific studies suggest that adopting a healthier lifestyle – such as making healthy eating choices, quitting smoking and incorporating more physical activity into our daily routine can help prevent and fight certain kinds of cancer.