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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.
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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