The 2017 edition of the Tour of Hope will be the largest since the event’s inception in 2011. A total of 61 cyclists have registered for the event, which will take place from July 27th to 30th.
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“We are thrilled at the number of registrations,” says Dr. Carole Williams, co-chair of the event and Gynecologist-Oncologist at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre. “The cyclists who take part in the 2017 edition of the event will quickly learn how gratifying it is to participate in an event that brings people together.”

The Tour of Hope is a fundraising event in support of the Tree of Hope Campaign. Funds raised will be used to: purchase specialized equipment; train highly specialized teams at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre; fund cancer research; purchase equipment for satellite units in northern New Brunswick; refurbish the Mgr.-Henri-Cormier Lodge; and to raise awareness about the benefits of a  healthy lifestyle.

Réjean Després, co-chair of the Tour of Hope 2017 and Vice President, Personal and Commercial Banking, Atlantic Region for National Bank, is also pleased with the number of registered cyclists. 

“Having participated in the event myself last year, I can tell you first-hand that cyclists will experience an incredible adventure. Not only is it a physical challenge, but it’s also an opportunity to meet extraordinary people who are motivated to make a difference in their community. When you know that the funds raised stay here, in New Brunswick, and that they are used to improve cancer treatment, research, and patient comfort, you quickly forget how physically difficult it is and you just appreciate how fortunate you are to be able to take on this kind of challenge.”

Participants in the 2017 Tour of Hope will once again try to raise over $80,000 for the Tree of Hope Campaign. To support a cyclist, please visit: www.tourespoir.com.
One lucky participant will win a travel package worth $6,000!

The CHU Dumont Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the annual Scotiabank-BMW Moncton Golf Classic. The event will take place at the Fox Creek Golf Club in Dieppe on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Last year, the Golf Classic raised $80,000 for the improvement of services offered at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.

This year, one lucky participant will win a travel package worth $6,000, including two tickets to attend a Formula E race in Montreal, airfare, hotel, access to the VIP lounge, a ride around the track in a BMW i8, a tour of the pit area, and more!

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“The CHU Dumont Golf Classic is a must-play event for golfers who want to support our hospital,” explains Chris Bacich, General Manager at BMW Moncton. “Anyone who cares about improving the quality of patient care is invited to join us for this fun event!”

René Collette, Chairman of the CHU Dumont Foundation’s Board of Directors, says the Foundation is very excited about the level of support the Scotiabank-BMW Moncton Golf Classic has received from the community.

“We are extremely thankful for the support we have received for our various fundraising activities, and I think the Golf Classic is a prime example. For 16 years, this event has been bringing people together to have a fun day in great company while supporting a great cause. We are always thrilled to welcome back past participants, and we hope to see new teams on the course this year.”

For Dr. Janice Cormier, family doctor at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre, the positive impact of the Golf Classic is evident.

“The medical team is very appreciative of the community’s support in improving care at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. The participation of the public and the business community in the CHU Dumont Foundation Golf Classic is proof that people want to do their part to ensure we offer the best care possible to patients at our hospital. I can tell you firsthand that the funds raised will make a significant difference at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.”

Again this year, the Golf Classic will be played Texas Scramble style, with four players per team. Registration costs $1,800 per team of four, including cart rental, a delicious steak and lobster dinner, and a few surprises throughout the day. The number of teams is limited.

To download the registration form, please click here
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An impressive sum of $106,000 was raised to benefit patients of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre during the CHU Dumont Foundation’s Annual Valentine’s Day Gala, held February 11th. 
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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.

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The 2016 edition of the Drive was held on September 10 and attracted one hundred car enthusiasts who raised $52,000 ‎toward improving the quality of care offered at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.


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.

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On August 24, 2016, the CHU Dumont Foundation announced the second edition of The Drive, a fundraising event that caters to car enthusiasts in the region.

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.

It was an emotional moment on Sunday, July 24, as some 50 participants in the 2016 Tour of Hope crossed the finish line in Moncton after cycling a total distance of 650 kilometres in three days.
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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.

“What an incredible experience!,” exclaimed Carole Williams, Tour of Hope Co-chair. “Over the past three days, we have had a lot of wonderful moments. Although it was difficult both physically and mentally, we knew we were doing it for a great cause. We all know someone who is fighting or who has fought cancer, and our thoughts were with them as we cycled around the province.”

Réjean Després, Vice President, Personal and Commercial Banking, Atlantic Canada at National Bank and Tour of Hope Co-chair, participated in the Tour of Hope for the first time this year.
“Wow, words cannot describe how I feel at the end of this big adventure around the province. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I will admit that it wasn’t easy, but when you stop and think about those fighting cancer, we are fortunate to be physically able to take on such a challenge. On behalf of all the cyclists, I would like to sincerely thank the individuals and businesses that made donations as well as the volunteers who helped us reach our goals.”

According to Claude Paré, Vice President of the Tree of Hope’s Provincial Cabinet, the 2016 Tour of Hope was a resounding success.

“My hat goes off to the cyclists, who really gave their all to accomplish this impressive feat and cover 650 kilometres in three days! Their contribution, as well as that of volunteers and sponsors, is greatly appreciated and will make an enormous difference in achieving the Tree of Hope Campaign’s objectives. A huge thanks to all of you!”

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The 15th annual edition of the Scotiabank-BMW Moncton Golf Classic was a huge success, thanks to the participation of over 40 teams and the support of generous sponsors and partners. The event was held at the Fox Creek Golf Club in Dieppe, on Wednesday, June 29th.


“We’re extremely pleased with the turnout,” says Chris Bacich, Director of BMW/MINI Moncton and Co-Chair of the 15th Golf Classic. “The cause is so important, with proceeds going towards the purchase of equipment and improving infrastructure at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton,” says Mr. Bacich. 

René Collette is President of the CHU Dumont Foundation’s Board of Directors. Again this year, he was overwhelmed by the strong support from the community and the various sponsors. “This event is very important for the CHU Dumont Foundation. I can assure you that the money raised here each year is very well spent, and is directly used to improve patient care at our Hospital Centre. On behalf of the Foundation, I wish to thank all the participants and sponsors for their continued support.”

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Moncton’s very first “Electrifying Night Run” was a huge success, with 400 people participating in the fundraising activity, on Friday, June 24th at 9pm. 


The event took place in a festive atmosphere, and$10,000 was raised to help support breast cancer patients. Participants had the option to walk, run, or combine both on a five-kilometre course.The start and finish lines were located in front of the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre, on Providence Street in Moncton.

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From the 22nd to the 24th of July, some fifty cyclists from all over New Brunswick will get on their bicycles and ride for three days, covering a distance of 650 km, to raise funds for the Tree of Hope Campaign.


Profits go to helping the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre purchase specialized equipment and ensure the continued training of their highly specialized team; supporting cancer research; developing the Mgr.-Henri-Cormier Lodge and raising awareness about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Last year, the Tour of Hope managed to raise $109 000. 

Réjean Després, Vice-President, Personal and Commercial Banking, Atlantic Canada for the National Bank, is one of the event’s Co-Chairs this year.

“I am so excited, with a few weeks to go before we take off! We have spent many months training in order to be ready for the event. I would like to sincerely thank our sponsors and all those who have encouraged our participants by donating to the Tree of Hope Campaign,” explains Mr. Després.

By registering for the 2016 Tour of Hope, each participant has committed to raising at least $1,000. The people or businesses who want to lend their support to the cyclists and contribute to the success of the fundraiser can visit www.tourespoir.com for further details.

A new terrace located at the entrance of the Extended Care Unit (3E) officially opened its doors at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre earlier last week. The area situated in the inner courtyard of the university hospital centre will provide space that offers rest and relaxation for patients and their families.

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