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Moncton, NB – Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 – The Tree of Hope 2020 campaign was officially launched this morning. Nadine Martin, Executive Director, along with David Michaud, campaign ambassador, and Dr. Clément Arsenault, Dumont UCH internal champion, kicked off the annual campaign.

“I am proud to report the Tree of Hope returns this year,” says Ms. Martin. “The campaign and the Radiothon will no doubt be different from the previous editions, but one thing remains; the needs at the Oncology Center are still as pressing as ever.”

As per usual, the campaign will aim 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.

Moncton, May 11, 2020—Even though the current pandemic has forced the cancellation of many events, the 10th edition of the Tour of Hope, presented by Assumption Life, is still on track for this year. Cycling enthusiasts will be happy to learn that the annual event has been reinvented, all the while considering the current constraints we are all subject to.

The chair of the CHU Dumont Foundation Board of Directors, Lise Caissie, is especially pleased to share the news. “We were really anxious for the Tour of Hope to be held this year, while taking into consideration the restrictions,” she said. “As we all know, cancer has not taken a back seat to this pandemic. The cause of the Tree of Hope is as important as ever.”

Cyclists from all over the province and elsewhere—whether they’re beginners or experts—are invited to join the movement and pedal for the cause. Everyone will be challenged to help reach the collective goal of 375,000 kilometres before the Tree of Hope Radiothon, scheduled for Friday, November 27, 2020. This number represents the approximate combined kilometres travelled by participants since the first edition of the Tour of Hope in 2011.

It is with great regret that we have decided to cancel the Tour of Hope scheduled from July 23 to 26, 2020.

This was not an easy decision for us to make, since COVID-19 will in no way decrease the needs in cancer care that the Tour of Hope has helped us fulfill for nearly a decade. I’m sure you’ll agree that it would be unrealistic to think we could continue to plan this event during the current pandemic.

The CHU Dumont Foundation’s management team continues to closely monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the time being we have every intention of going forward with the Tour of Hope, howeverwe will keep you apprised of any changes.

Even though our employees are now working from home, you can leave us a message at 1-800-862-6775 / (506) 862-4285 or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. We also continue to accept on-line gifts at www.chudumont.ca.

The well-being of our participants, volunteers, donors and employees remains our top priority. That’s why we urge everyone to practice safety above all else.

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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.

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