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Moncton, June 15, 2018 –
More than 500 people gathered outside the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre this evening for the 3rd Annual Electrifying Night Run which raised around $24,000 for the patients of the Breast Health Centre.

Again this year, all funds raised will go towards the improvement of services offered to women with breast cancer. Funds raised tonight will be used to ensure the continued availability of non-insured services for patients who need them and will be used to improve the quality of life of the patients at the Centre.

“For the past two years, funds raised by this event have allowed us to purchase prosthesis and mastectomy bras that we offer to our patients who do not have insurance,” explains Dr. Jocelyne Hébert, Surgeon at the Breast Health Centre and member of the race’s organizing committee. “Some patients can see themselves off work for a full year; so it can be hard to justify the expense for prosthesis and mastectomy bras, which can cost up to $400. We also have funds set aside for patients who want psychological support. Our goal is to support these women who may be going through something very difficult in any way we can.”

A portion of funds raised this year will also go towards the purchase of an electrocautery device with a smoke evacuation system.

“This device will allow surgeons to perform biopsies directly at the Breast Health Centre,” continues Dr. Hébert. “Doing biopsies right at the Centre means some patients can avoid having to wait for an operating room.”

For breast cancer survivor and organizing committee member, Jeannette Mallet, the Electrifying Night Run is a symbol of solidarity and encouragement for those who have gone through or are going through the fight.

“It’s very touching to see so many people from the community come together in support of this cause and these women.”

The Electrifying Night Run is open to both pros and beginners. Participants have the option of walking or running – or a combination of the two – over a five kilometre course.

From left to right:

The Electrifying Night Run’s Organizing Committee

Tink Swetnam, Jeannette Mallet, Sylvie Landry, Karine Lagacé, Margot O’Brien, Caroline Paulin, Dr. Jocelyne Hébert, Diane Doiron, and Lucie Roy.

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