Rhe word cancer is a scary word. Unfortunately, cancer can affect every family, every generation, and every social milieu, without warning. Over the last few years, thanks to the Radiothon des Roses, we have been able to support people affected by this disease because the funds raised were used to purchase equipment for screening tests. treatments, follow-ups and patient comfort at the Chaleur Regional Hospital.
This year, the goal of the Radiothon des Roses, which will take place on April 24, is to raise $ 178,000 for hospitals in the ACADIE-BATHURST region.
For the Lamèque region, part of this money will be used to make new acquisitions that will improve several sectors. The Lamèque Hospital and CSC will thus benefit from the addition of several pieces of equipment in the following sectors:
The Pink Puck: The Pink Puck is a 50/50 lottery with profits equally shared among the four Acadie-Bathurst hospital foundations and the Titan Foundation. For our foundation, the sums raised go directly to the Roses Radiothon. For its part, the Titan Foundation uses the profits to improve the quality of life of youth in the fields of education, fitness, health and sport by providing financial and/or in-kind support to non-profit organizations in northern New Brunswick.
Sale of paper roses: Every year starting in March, paper roses are available at a cost of $5 from National Bank branches in the Chaleur and Acadian Peninsula region. All profits go directly to the Roses Radiothon.
Giant Christmas Stocking: Every year during the Holiday Season since 2007, the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation has sold $2 tickets on a draw for a Giant Christmas Stocking.
Movember: Movember is an activity that is held every year in November. Men around the world are invited to grow a mustache to increase public awareness and raise funds for research into men’s illnesses such as prostate cancer. This year, one of the pieces of equipment to be purchased through the Roses Radiothon will allow a specific prostate examination to be performed at the Chaleur Regional Hospital. Men will no longer need to go outside the region for this examination. The timing seemed perfect for us to raise awareness of this cause and debunk the notion that the Roses Radiothon is solely a women’s event.
Thank you to our partners
Please be generous and participate in the Foundation’s Annual Campaign. Every dollar is invested here in our region so that local people have easy access to care and services. Join me in supporting the wave of wellness since together, we can make a difference!