“The feedback we received last year was so positive that we just had to do a second edition,” says Dr. Jocelyne Hébert, a surgeon at the Breast Health Centre. “Participants had a lot of fun, and the event was a great family activity. I hope we can count on the community’s support again this year,” she added.
Participants in the Electrifying Night Run have the option of walking or running (or a combination of the two) the five-kilometre route, which starts at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre. Last year, the atmosphere was festive and the event raised more than $10,000. Once again this year, funds raised will be used to purchase prosthesis and mastectomy bras for breast cancer patients.
Jacques B. LeBlanc, President and CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation, is thrilled that the Electrifying Night Run is back for another year.
“We are very fortunate to have the Breast Health Centre’s expertise at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. By participating in this race, the community can show their support to staff and patients of the Centre. The Electrifying Night Run is the perfect family activity, or one that can be done with a group of friends. We hope the public will come out and show their support again this year!”
Running Room or at the CHU Dumont Foundation office
Cost: $30 per participant (includes a t-shirt) before May 31; $35 from June 1 onwards
Start: 37 Providence Street at 9 p.m. on June 16, 2017
Have a look at the event's poster here!
Director, Communications and Public Relations
CHU Dumont Foundation
Phone: (506) 869-2835
Cell: (506) 380-8134
The Tree of Hope Campaign is proud to announce that the Tour of Hope will be back this year, from July 27 to July 30. The Tour will once again kick off in Edmundston to end in Moncton but the event will be spread over four days instead of three. In total, cyclists will travel over 650 km.
On a beautiful warm, sunny day, 40 cars covered nearly 500 km travelling to various exclusive destinations. The Drive is a fundraising event aimed at car enthusiasts who care about their community.
Funds raised by the elegant evening will be distributed to four sectors of the Hospital Centre. Thanks to the great success of the Gala, the following pieces of equipment will now be purchased:
- A portable ultrasound machine for the Pulmonology Department;
- An electrocautery unit for minor surgeries for the Emergency Department;
- A rapid device for serological diagnosis for Medical Microbiology and Infection Disease;
- An electroencephalography (or EEG) monitoring system for the Neurology Department.
For the Chairman of the CHU Dumont Foundation, Mr. René Collette, the continued support of activities such as this one clearly shows the importance that the population attaches to the work done by the Foundation and is a sign of trust.
“The Foundation’s mission is to support the development and the improvement of health care services offered at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. To do this, we need committed partners and a community that is fully engaged. Through the years, people have been steadfast in their support, as have our valued partners. This has allowed the completion of several major undertakings that make a direct and concrete difference in the lives of thousands of people in our community. Tonight has been another great example of what we can accomplish when we work together.”
More than 500 guests took part in this enchanting evening rich in gastronomy and music held at the Delta Beauséjour. The reception in the mezzanine was followed by a sumptuous gourmet dinner prepared by Stefan Müller, Executive Chef at the Delta Beauséjour. A silent auction comprised of various luxurious prizes, including paintings by the duo Gin & Julz took place during the evening. To wrap things up, guests were invited to the after-party featuring Nine Mile River.
The event was presented by National Bank, proud sponsor of the Valentine’s Day Gala since 1995.
The Valentine’s Day Gala is one of the CHU Dumont Foundation’s main fundraisers. Each year, the evening’s proceeds are invested in the improvement of health care services offered at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.
From left to right:
The evening's Emcees Camille Bourdeau and Jonna Brewer; Mr. Dennis Abud, President of the Valentine’s Day Gala organizing committee; Mrs. Nathalie Gasse Farrah, Development Manager, CHU Dumont; Mrs. Nadine Duguay-Lemay, Regional Marketing Manager – CWA, National Bank; Mr. René Collette, Chairman of the CHU Dumont Foundation’s Board of Directors; Mr. Jacques B. LeBlanc, President & CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation.
CHU Dumont Foundation
Once again this year, funds raised through The Drive will go toward the purchase of a da Vinci Surgical System for the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. The da Vinci system offers a number of safety features, and will allow surgeons to perform less invasive procedures as efficiently as with conventional methods. Surgeries performed using this system will require smaller incisions, resulting in less bleeding, reduced post-operative pain and shorter hospitalization times.