Moncton, September 17, 2019 – The 2019 edition of The Drive raised $113,000. It is a fundraising activity for the CHU Dumont Foundation. "With these funds, the urology department of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre will be able to purchase new surgical equipment," said Nadine Martin, Executive Director of the Foundation. There were more than one hundred participants in the 5th edition of the fundraiser held on Saturday, September 14.

Despite the mainly grey skies, smiles were bright as nearly 60 cars travelled a bit more than 300 km for a round trip between Moncton and Summerside with a few stops along the way.

 

"As a health professional, I am very encouraged to see members of the community embrace our cause. We aim to provide for the greater well-being of our patients," explained Dr. Luc Boudreau, urologist at the Dumont University Hospital and the co-chair of the organizing committee for The Drive. "We have highly qualified staff and we will soon have access to modern and better adapted workspaces. It is also important to have the best possible equipment. That is what The Drive is all about. "

The 2019 Drive was sponsored by Audi Moncton, BMW Moncton and Lounsbury Chevrolet Moncton.

"We are proud to sponsor this event that benefits the health and well-being of our community," said Chris Bacich, General Manager of BMW Moncton. "The Drive allows us to support important development projects for the hospital. Such progress is of benefit to all of us. "

Paul Maillet is a participant and a member of the organizing committee. He most definitely plans to return to the event next year. "The Drive is a fun day. It is full of surprises for the participants. But it's much more than that. It’s an opportunity for many of us to really do something to improve health care and health services in Canada. That’s why I participate."


Lise Caissie is chair of the Board of the CHU Dumont Foundation and a participant in The Drive. "I would like to thank all the participants, as well as our generous sponsors. They help us achieve our mission of improving the health care and health services at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont University Hospital Centre. "

The Drive is a fundraising activity for the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. It appeals to luxury car enthusiasts who have the well-being of their community at heart. It is an opportunity for a group of people with a common interest to drive around together for a full day. They make a few stops along the way at carefully selected locations. The route is kept secret. At each stop, participants are given a map with directions only to get to the next stop. The day wraps up with a cocktail followed by dinner.

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Thérèse Thériault
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