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Moncton, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 – The big day is almost here! The Tree of Hope Campaign raises money to fund cancer research, to improve cancer treatments, and to increase patient comfort. All donations are reinvested right here in New Brunswick. The annual Radiothon is the Campaign’s biggest event, and it’s happening this Friday!

Where do proceeds go?
  • The Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre, which receives over 60,000 patient visits each year;
  • Satellite units in Edmundston, Campbellton, Bathurst and Caraquet;
  • The Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge, where over 1,800 patients stay for free each year;
  • Cancer research.
What are the priorities of the 29th Tree of Hope Campaign?

Thanks to donations to the 29th Tree of Hope Campaign, we will be able to offer the Mohs surgery technique, which will be used to treat various skin cancers. We will also be able to implement Dynamic Adaptive Radiation Therapy, which will allow our teams to better target affected tissue during treatment, and reduce the damage to healthy tissue.

Another key project of the 29th Tree of Hope Campaign is the Fletcher applicator, which is used for CT scans or MRIs, and is designed for brachytherapy (radiation). It is mostly used for cervical cancers. Donations will also help us purchase two “Arm Shuttles”, which are big pillows that help stabilize the patient’s position so he/she can receive radiation treatments.

Funds will also support Satellite Units in Edmundston, Campbellton, Bathurst and Caraquet. For example, the purchase of new treatment chairs will have a significant impact on the patients’ comfort, all while making it easier for medical personnel, thanks to improved ergonomics. We will also be able to purchase new “Vein Viewers”, to help improve the patient’s experience by reducing the number of sticks, potentially improving intravenous catheter dwell times and avoiding associated complications. Donations will also help us purchase new radiography monitors, which will be used to diagnose breast cancer.

Again this year, donations will support improvement projects at the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge, as well as cancer research.

Can I make a donation now?

Yes, you can! You can make your donation by calling 1 800 862-6775 or visiting www.treeofhope.ca.

What are the hours for the CBC Radiothon?

CBC Radio One’s Tree of Hope Radiothon will air on November 24th, from 6 am to 9 am, live from the Radio-Canada/CBC studios in Moncton. The show will feature musicians Ryan Hillier and Alex Madsen, along with a special performance by Joannie Benoit.

What are the hours for the Radio-Canada Radiothon?

Radio-Canada's Tree of Hope Radiothon will take place on Friday, November 24th, live from the CCNB in Dieppe, from 9 am to 7 pm. Again this year, many artists will donate their time to support the event. They include: George Belliveau, Kit Goguen, Michel Thériault, Emilie Landry, Troiselle, Sandra Lecouteur, Laurie LeBlanc, Izabelle Ouellet, Mario Lebreton, Jesse Mea, Christine Melanson, Joannie Benoit, Phil Athanase, Cy, Alexandre Dionne and Marc Lamontagne. 

For more information:

www.treeofhope.ca

To reach us on November 24th:

Denis Robichaud, Director, Communications and Public Relations
506 380-8134 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Isabelle Stewart, Communications Officer
506 874-2294 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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