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Moncton, February 12, 2020 - Cyclists who wish to take advantage of the early-bird registration for the 2020 Tour of Hope may do so until March 31. Once again, a maximum of 150 cyclists will be part of the pack. There are currently 110 cyclists registered for the 2020 edition, that will take place from July 23 to 26.

The Tour of Hope is a fundraising event for the Tree of Hope Campaign. This four-day cycling tour helps raise awareness of the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle. The 2019 Tour of Hope raised a total of $400,000.

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Moncton, November 29th, 2019 – The Tree of Hope campaign has met its objective. It raised a total of $2,229,106.  

Hundreds of people gathered today at the CCNB-Dieppe for the Tree of Hope radiothon. This is the high point of the campaign. The exciting radio event was hosted by Anne-Marie Parenteau and Janic Godin. It was broadcast live from the CCNB in Dieppe from 9 am to 7 pm, on ICI Radio-Canada Première. CBC radio host Jonna Brewer launched the radiothon on CBC Radio One from 6 am to 9 am.

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Moncton, Wednesday November 27, 2019 – In two days, we’ll be right in the middle of the 2019 Tree of Hope Radiothon, the highlight of the annual fundraising campaign. Two million dollars is also the goal set by the campaign co-chairs this year. Two million dollars to reach a cumulative amount of 30 million dollars in the more than 30 years since the campaign began. 

Since the beginning, gifts to the Tree of Hope campaign have been invested directly in the improvement of care offered to patients suffering from cancer. Whether it be the purchase of equipment, comfortable chairs for patients, the Mgr-Henri-Cormier Lodge, the configuration of chemotherapy rooms in hospitals of the Vitalité Health Network, and funding local research, this campaign touches patients directly.

MONCTON, NB, November 14th, 2019 – Personalities from all over the province will shave their heads or undergo a significant haircut between now and November 29th, date of the Tree of Hope Radiothon. Participants in the initiative named Shears for Hope Challenge have two goals:

  • To show solidarity to the many patients who suffer hair loss as part of their cancer treatment; and
  • To raise funds for the Tree of Hope campaign.

The principle is quite simple. Anyone who accepts the challenge commits to raising at least $2,500 from his or her contacts or the general public. He or she also agrees to take a ‘before’ and ‘after’ photo or short video. In most cases, a cancer survivor, a patient, or a loved one of a survivor or of a patient will cut the hair.

Check out the Shears for Hope Challenge site between now and November 29th to see participant photos and campaign progress. https://fdnchudgld.akaraisin.com/shearsforhope

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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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