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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.

 

“Assumption Life is proud to be the presenting partner of the Tour of Hope for the 3rd consecutive year. The new world reality reminds us of the importance of good health and the need to ensure the well-being of our communities. All families are affected by cancer in one way or another and any improvement to patient services helps the fight against this illness. At Assumption Life, supporting our communities and the causes we hold dear has been in our DNA for 116 years. We invite all cyclists, from novices to experts, to pedal for the cause and to make a difference,” said Assumption Life President and CEO, Sébastien Dupuis.

The event co-chairs are also thrilled that the Tour of Hope is being maintained. According to Denise Landry-Nadeau, “I firmly believe that we have an obligation to create awareness in our population about the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. This is the ideal occasion for our cycling friends to join us.”

Dr. Carole Williams agrees wholeheartedly. “This summer, we will need to change our recreational activities. Let’s cycle together for the cause. The fight against cancer is not over.”

The Tour of Hope supports the Tree of Hope Campaign and its mission 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. 

For more information or to register, visit www.tourespoir.com.

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Media contact:
Félix Arseneau, Manager of communications and marketing
CHU Dumont Foundation
(506) 862-7989
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