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Moncton, Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 – Radio-Canada Acadie and the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital Foundation invite you to experience one of the greatest celebrations of the year! The 30th edition of Radio-Canada's Tree of Hope radiothon will air live from the CCNB in Dieppe on Friday, November 29th, from 9 am to 7 pm. It will be broadcast across Atlantic Canada.

The programming was unveiled tonight during the lighting of the Tree of Hope. It took place in the entrance of the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre. Anne-Marie Parenteau and Janic Godin will host the radiothon this year. They will make every effort to meet the $2 million target. As tradition has it, they promise us touching stories, inspiring testimonies, in addition to dozens of musical performances.

Please note that our administrative offices at 311 Highfield Street have moved to 667 Champlain Street in Dieppe. The office in the lobby of the Dumont UHC will remain open from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information, please call (506) 862-4285 or 1-800-862-6775.

Moncton, Wednesday, October 16th-- The 2019 edition of the Tree of Hope campaign was launched this morning with great fanfare in eight Francophone schools across the province. Students, school staff and campaign representatives were in attendance.

"We had some technical problems But, spirits were high and there was a lot of energy," explains Martin Latulippe. He is a co-chair and the spokesperson for the launch. He also chaired the campaign from 2008 to 2012.

The slogan of the campaign is Ready for the Challenge! Schools taking part in the morning launch shared their financial goals and the challenges they are taking. Let's just say that there is a risk of seeing brightly coloured hair and shaved mustaches on November 29.

The 2019 edition of the Tree of Hope will be different from all previous campaigns. Nine people have agreed to be co-chairs this year. Nine people who have lent their names, their faces and their energy to this cause over the past 30 years. Nine people who say they are happy to be back at the helm. Every year, the Tree of Hope generates great passion all over the province.

Ready for the challenge! The co-chairs are excited to get involved and help ensure that the campaign is a resounding success. As a very first challenge, they have set a financial goal of $2 million. This is the highest goal ever set for the Tree of Hope, an activity that has touched the lives of thousands of New Brunswickers over the years.

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Moncton, Monday July 29, 2019 – A boisterous crowd was on hand to welcome the more than 140 participants in the 2019 Tour of Hope yesterday.  Assumption Place in Moncton was all set to greet the cyclists who, this year, raised more than 342 000 $ a record amount in this 9th edition of the Tour.

The Tour of Hope, presented by Assumption Life, is a fundraising activity which contributes directly to the Tree of Hope Campaign whose mission is to improve comfort and care for cancer patients through the purchase of specialized equipment for the Dr.-Léon-Richard Oncology Center, and by offering advanced training opportunities for specialized oncology teams here in New Brunswick.

Projects funded are based on the needs identified at the Dr.-Léon-Richard Oncology Center and in other Dumont UHC departments offering a continuum in oncology care, for example, regional satellite units. Each year, projects are proposed and executed based on needs expressed and funds raised throughout the province and elsewhere. In 2018, the Tour of Hope raised $300,000.

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Moncton, June 24, 2019 – The 9th edition of the Tour of Hope was officially launched in Moncton this morning in a spirit of great conviviality. From July 25th to 28th, nearly 150 cyclists from all over New Brunswick will hop on their bikes and pedal 650 km over four days to raise money for the Tree of Hope Campaign.

The group will depart from Edmundston on Thursday morning and will cycle all day to reach Campbellton. Friday, the route will bring the Tour of Hope team to Caraquet. After a well-deserved night of rest, the cyclists will head toward Miramichi on Saturday. On the last day of the event, Sunday, cyclists will cross the finish line in Moncton; where a celebration will be held in their honour in front of the Assumption Life building on Main Street.

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Moncton, February 25, 2019 –
 Preparations are well under way for the 9th edition of the Tour of Hope that will be held from July 25 to 28, 2019. With five months to go before the event, 127 cyclists are already registered. 

While registration levels are encouraging to date, the early registration date has been extended to March 15 in order to encourage those who may be interested in participating. For those who register by that date the fundraising requirement will be $1,000, rather than the $1,500 requirement for registrants after that date. Also, the total number of participants will be limited to 150 this year.

The Tour of Hope is a four-day cycling event to raise funds for the Tree of Hope campaign, while creating awareness for the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices. 

This event is also important for Assumption Life; in 2018, the company announced that it would be the presenting sponsor of the Tour of Hope for the next three years.

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Moncton, November 30, 2018
– New Brunswickers have once again demonstrated their unfailing generosity. The Tree of Hope campaign has raised a grand total of $1 801 936. This amount was proudly displayed on the large screen at the Radio-Canada Tree of Hope Radiothon, the highlight of the annual campaign.

Moncton, Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 – Radio-Canada Acadie and the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital Foundation invite you to experience one of the greatest celebrations of the year! Radio-Canada's Tree of Hope radiothon will air live from the CCNB in Dieppe on Friday, November 30, from 9 am to 7 pm. It will be broadcast across the Atlantic Region on Radio-Canada Première.

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Bathurst, October 5th, 2018 – The 30th Tree of Hope Campaign was officially launched this morning.  Joannie Benoit, campaign co-chair; Gesner Hudon, campaign vice-president in the Chaleur region; and Gilles Lanteigne, Vitality Health Network CEO, were there for the kickoff. Although out of the country on business, Denis Larocque, the other co-chair, took part in the event by video.

As in past years, the campaign will support five major areas: the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre, the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge, the satellite units in Northern New Brunswick, cancer research and healthy lifestyles.

Moncton, May 8, 2018 - The Organizing Committee of the Tour of Hope is very proud to announce that Assumption Life will be its official sponsor for the next three years.

The Tour of Hope is one of the hallmark events of the Tree of Hope Campaign. The annual fundraiser aims to improve the comfort and quality of care offered to cancer patients here in New Brunswick. In 2017, the Tour of Hope raised $160,000.

For many years now, Assumption Life has proudly supported the Tree of Hope Campaign. Réjean Boudreau, Vice-President, Chief of Organizational Development with Assumption Life, welcomes this announcement. "We are very happy to support the Tour of Hope. This summer, more than 130 participants will cycle for four days over 650 km to raise funds for cancer. It takes a lot of courage and determination to meet such a challenge! That is why we are very happy to become the official sponsor of the event. This clearly demonstrates to the cyclists that we are behind them!" added Mr. Boudreau.

Jacques B. LeBlanc is the President and CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation. He salutes this partnership. "For many years, Assumption Life has been a leading partner in the Tour of Hope event and the Tree of Hope Campaign, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. It is thanks to companies such as Assumption Life that we can help to support the improvement of cancer care in New Brunswick. On behalf of the patients, the medical staff and the participants in the Tour of Hope, I say thank you to Assumption Life."

2018 Tour of Hope Co-chair Denise Landry-Nadeau welcomes this news with great enthusiasm. "We all have the same goal: to raise as much money as possible for the cause. We want to support the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre, the satellite units in Northern New Brunswick and the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge. And we want to support cancer research. This partnership with Assumption Life gives us a good push towards achieving our goals. Cyclists will proudly wear the bike jersey with the Assumption Life logo in July!"  

The 8th edition of the Tour of Hope will take place from July 26th to 29th. The event begins in Edmundston. The first day, participants will cycle to Campbellton and spend the night there. On Friday, they will cycle through the Chaleur region up to Caraquet. On Saturday, the cyclists will travel to Miramichi, via Tracadie and Neguac. This will be their last stop before the final stretch. On Sunday, they will cycle through Kent County and travel from Miramichi to Moncton.

For more information on the 2018 Tour of Hope:

http://www.arbredelespoir.ca/en/tour-of-hope/2018-tour-of-hope

To sponsor a cyclist: 

www.tourespoir.com

To schedule an interview:

Denis Robichaud
Director, Communications and Public Relations 
CHU Dumont Foundation
506 869-2835
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Emmanuelle Robinson
Communications Advisor
Assumption Life
506 870-9153 (x 5252)
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