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
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.
The Tour of Hope, presented by National Bank, is a fundraiser in support of the Tree of Hope Campaign. Proceeds will be used to purchase specialized equipment and to fund continued training for subspeciality teams at the Dr.-Léon-Richard Oncology Centre, to support cancer research efforts, to upgrade the Mgr.-Henri-Cormier Lodge, and to promote healthy living. Last year, the Tour of Hope raised $109,000.
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.
Moncton, Monday, July 11, 2016—The CHU Dumont Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. Dennis Abud, Lizon Chiasson-Foulem and Denis Larocque were officially appointed at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting in Moncton on June 27, 2016.
“We are thrilled to have these three new members join the Foundation. Dennis, Lizon and Denis are all well-respected members of the community. They each have a great deal of experience in their respective field, and care deeply about the best interests of the community as well as improved care at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. I am confident they will help us reach our many goals,” says René Collette, Chair of the Board of Directors.