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September 20, 2017 – The Tree of Hope Campaign is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Joannie Benoit and Mr. Denis Larocque as Co-Chairs of the 2017 Campaign.

Singer and musician Joannie Benoit has already been involved in the Tree of Hope as a Treekeeper. Over the years, she has participated in many of the Campaign’s activities.

Moncton, Sunday, July 30, 2017—Participants in the Tour of Hope 2017 can safely say “mission accomplished”. The 70 cyclists crossed the finish line late Sunday, greeted by friends and family at Assomption Place in Moncton.

The Tour of Hope, presented by National Bank, is an annual fundraiser supporting the Tree of Hope Campaign. Proceeds are used to purchase highly specialized equipment; train highly-specialized teams at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre; purchase equipment for satellite units in northern New Brunswick; support cancer research efforts; and update the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge in Moncton. In 2016, the Tour of Hope raised more than $113,000.

“We just experienced another incredible adventure!” says Dr. Carole Williams, gynecologist-oncologist and co-chair of the Tour of Hope 2017. “We received another warm welcome as we passed through various communities. We really felt that people were there to support us, and that makes a huge difference when you’re taking on such a physical challenge. We had the opportunity to mingle with other participants, make friends, and share the reasons we decided to take part in the Tour of Hope. The adventure will be engraved in our memories for a long time.”

Tour of Hope’s organizers are thankful for the support of the partners who made the 2017 edition a success. Jacques B. LeBlanc is President and CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation.

“The Tour of Hope is a real team effort. In addition to tackling a physical feat, covering 650 km in 4 days, participants also stepped up to call on their friends and family to make donations. We are very grateful for the public’s generosity. We are also very pleased to have the support of National Bank, who has been behind this event since its very beginning. We would also like to sincerely thank Assomption Life, Fitworks and Groupe Savoie, without whom this edition would not have been possible.”

The following sponsors also supported the Tour of Hope:
  • The Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, Campbellton Campus;
  • New Brunswick Community College, Miramichi Campus
  • La Polyvalente Cité des jeunes A.-M.-Sormany in Edmundston
  • The Village of Grande-Anse
  • The Village Historique Acadien in Caraquet
  • Coop IGA Dieppe
  • Coop Tradition Saint-Louis-de-Kent
  • Jean Coutu Pharmacy Dieppe
  • Ambulance New Brunswick
  • Carter’s Septic Tank Service
  • My Days Off Auto Detailing and Auto Accessories
  • Taylor Ford Lincoln Moncton
Réjean Després, Vice President, Personal and Commercial Banking, Atlantic Canada was co-chair of the event for the second year.

“We all know someone who is fighting or who has fought cancer. The Tour of Hope is a perfect example of a fundraising event that brings people together and helps patients while promoting healthy living habits. I think we can all tip our hats to the 70 participants, who did remarkable work. And let’s not forget all of the volunteers, including several National Bank employees, who were there to support participants during the four intense days of cycling. Without them, none of this would have been possible!”

According to Claude Paré, Vice President of the Provincial Cabinet for the Tree of Hope Campaign, the Tour of Hope 2017 was a success on all fronts.

“I would like to sincerely thank the cyclists and the entire support team! They were able to pull off this incredible feat, and we are extremely proud to be able to have them as members of the Tree of Hope family. They showed courage and determination, inspired by those bravely fighting cancer. We are stronger together, and I assure you that funds raised during the 2017 edition will make a significant difference in the quality of care offered to patients in New Brunswick.”

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For more details or to schedule an interview:
Denis Robichaud, Director of Communications – Tree of Hope Campaign
Cell: (506) 380-8134
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Friday, November 25, 2016 - The Radio-Canada Tree of Hope Radiothon, the Tree of Hope Campaign’s biggest fundraising event, has been a huge success again this year. Thanks to the incredible generosity of partners and the public, the campaign reached its goal of raising  $1.5 million. Important projects will receive funding thanks to New Brunswickers’ support.

MONCTON, November 21, 2016—The big week is finally here; the Tree of Hope Radiothon is this Friday, November 25. The Tree of Hope Campaign raises money to fund cancer research, to improve cancer treatments, and to increase patient comfort. The annual Radiothon is the Campaign’s biggest event, and this year’s goal is set at $1.5 million.

Proceeds of the event will benefit the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre, regional satellite units in northern New Brunswick, as well as the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge. Some of the money raised will also fund cancer research. Thanks to the support of donors, partners, and sponsors over the years, the Tree of Hope Campaign has completed significant infrastructure projects and purchased cutting-edge equipment.

“I have had such an amazing experience during the 2016 Tree of Hope Campaign,” says Denis Richard, Co-chair of this year’s Campaign. “I am currently fighting cancer myself, and am receiving chemo treatments, but I have met so many inspiring people and have heard messages of hope and determination. My experience with the campaign has helped me immensely in my own battle. I have witnessed firsthand everything the Tree of Hope Campaign has accomplished, and I hope people will give generously again this year,” says Denis Richard.

Robert Maillet, who is Co-chair of the Campaign for a second year, is touched by his experience again this year.

“It really is a life-changing experience, and I am realizing more and more how important this campaign is and the effect it has on New Brunswickers. I have met people from all over the province who have told me their stories and explained how this campaign has made a difference to them. The Tree of Hope Campaign has achieved great things over the years, and I am honoured to be a part of it. I humbly ask people to donate to the campaign again this year.”

The public is invited to attend the Tree of Hope Radiothon at the Dieppe NBCC on Friday, November 25. The event will be broadcast live from 9 a.m.to 7 p.m. on ICI Radio-Canada Première. Hosts Samuel Chiasson and Amélie Gosselin will be joined by several guests and, of course, Co-chairs Denis Richard and Robert Maillet. CBC Radio One will also be a part of the event, with the CBC Tree of Hope Radiothon, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., hosted by Jonna Brewer and Vanessa Blanch.

This year’s musical lineup includes performances from Amélie Gallant, Amélie Hall, Christian Kit Goguen, Danny Boudreau, Denis Richard, George Belliveau, Ginette Landry, Ginette Marie, Isabelle Pelletier, Joannie Benoit, Joey Robin Haché, Kevin McIntyre, Les Méchants Maquereaux, Mario LeBreton, Simon Daniel and Troiselle

Donate now at 1-800-862-6775 or by visiting www.arbredelespoir.ca.
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For more information or to schedule an interview:
Isabelle Stewart
Communications Officer, Tree of Hope Campaign
(506) 869-2106
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MONCTON, September 21, 2016 – The Tree of Hope Campaign is pleased to announce that singer-songwriter and actor Denis Richard will be joining actor and wrestler Robert Maillet as Co-chair of the Campaign.

“We are honoured to have Denis join the campaign,” says Claude Paré, Vice-president of the Provincial Tree of Hope Cabinet. “Over the past few years, Denis has fought cancer himself and despite his illness, he has never hesitated to help the Campaign, either by sharing his experience or by playing at the Tree of Hope Radiothon. His energy is contagious, and we are thrilled to have him on the Campaign team!”

Moncton, Monday, November 2, 2015 – Ici Acadie and the CHU Dumont Foundation invite you to take part in Radio-Canada’s Tree of Hope Radiothon on Friday, November 27, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., airing live on Ici Radio-Canada Première from CCNB-Dieppe. Among those taking the stage this year, we note the presence of Zachary Richard who will perform a brand new song!  

The Radiothon’s program was unveiled this evening as part of the traditional lighting of the Tree of Hope, just across from the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre. Musical performances, testimonials of hope and inspiring interviews are in store again this year. Hosts Samuel Chiasson and Amélie Gosselin will coordinate this important 10-hour program along with several of their colleagues, including campaign co-chairs Luc LeBlanc and Robert Maillet, of course. Together, they will try to reach the goal of raising $1.7 million.

“Radio-Canada’s Tree of Hope Radiothon is the opportunity to emphasize the hope we collectively have in our hearts. This coming November 27, we will recognize the strength and courage of these thousands of survivors and the lives of loved ones who have sadly lost their battle to this disease. More importantly, we will recognize the determination and generosity of an entire population who believes in the power of hope during the healing process,” says Robert Maillet.

MONCTON, NB – Wednesday, September 23, 2015 – Under the theme The Power of Hope, the Tree of Hope Campaign was officially launched this morning by actors Luc LeBlanc and Robert Maillet, Campaign Co-Chairs.

For the occasion, two launches took place simultaneously at École Polyvalente W.A. Losier in Tracadie and École Donat-Robichaud in Cap-Pelé.

The overall goal is to raise $1.7 million.

Moncton, July 15, 2015 - Mr. Robert Maillet, professional wrestler and actor, will join Luc LeBlanc as Co-Chair of the Tree of Hope campaign, announced Claude Paré, Provincial Vice-Chair for the campaign.

“I’ve always wanted to associate myself with a cause, says Mr. Maillet. It’s important to give back to our community. Last year, I had the opportunity to witness first hand the benefits of the Tree of Hope campaign when one of my relatives stayed at the Mgr Henri Cormier Lodge. I quickly realized that the campaign has an immediate, direct, real and positive impact on the lives of people affected by cancer in New Brunswick. I gladly accept to take on the role of Co-chair of the campaign alongside my friend Luc LeBlanc. This campaign makes a difference and I want to be a part of it.”

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