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On the photo, from left to right:
Mr. Benoît Boudreau, General Manager at Audi Moncton; Dr. Marc Savoie, organizing committee member; Dr. Luc Boudreau and Mr. Joël Lévesque, co-chairmen of the organizing committee; and Mr. Paul Maillet, organizing committee member.

Moncton, September 16, 2018 –
The 2018 edition of The Drive raised $115,000 to improve patient care at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. More than one hundred participants took part in the fourth edition of the activity, which was held on September 15th.

On a beautiful sunny day, 55 cars covered over 450 kilometers travelling from Moncton to Miramichi, with several stops along the way.

Again this year, funds raised by The Drive will go towards the purchase of specialized equipment for the urology department.

“As a physician, I want to have access to the best tools available so that my patients receive the best care”, explains Dr. Marc Savoie, Urologist at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre and member of The Drive’s organizing committee. “We already have a highly qualified medical team at the Hospital Centre and soon, we will have a new, modern and adapted workspace. With some work and some effort, we can ensure we also have the best equipment and tools.”

The Drive 2018 is sponsored by the Lounsbury Group, which owns and operates BMW Moncton, Audi Moncton, and Lounsbury Chevrolet Moncton.

“We are proud to be a title sponsor of this fundraising activity that benefits the health and well-being of our community”, indicates Mr. Kendall Underhill, General Manager of Lounsbury Chevrolet Moncton. “Participation in activities like The Drive allows for important development projects and the acquisition of equipment for our hospital to go forward which, in the end, benefits us all.”

Mr. Paul Maillet, participant and organizing committee member, certainly plans on taking part in the activity again next year.

“The Drive always promises a fun day, full of surprises and always delivers; but it is more than that. We have to remind ourselves that we are doing this for an excellent cause. Our health is the

most precious thing we have. At one point or another in our lives, we will all need medical treatments and it is in those moments that we realize the importance of having access to the best health care services here, at home. This is what The Drive represents and that is why I support it.”

Lise Caissie, chair of the board of directors of the CHU Dumont Foundation, is pleased with the success of this fourth edition of the activity.
“Thank you to everyone who participated in the event, as well as to our many generous sponsors. We just experienced a memorable day, and on top of that, the funds raised will go to a great cause and will make a significant difference in the quality of care offered to our patients.”

The Drive is a fundraising activity for the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre that 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 making 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.



Thérèse Thériault
CHU Dumont Foundation
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Organizing committee members from left to right:
Roger LeBlanc, Dr. Julien LeBlanc, Jocelyne LeBlanc, Dr. Janice Cormier, Emile Albert, Chris Bacich, Dr. Sylvie Nadeau, Jean Arsenault, Irénée Bourque (absent : John Foran)

Moncton, June 28, 2018 – The members of the Scotiabank – BMW Moncton Golf Classic organizing committee proudly presented the CHU Dumont Foundation with a cheque of $ 70,000. The annual tournament took place yesterday at the Fox Creek Golf Club in Dieppe.

Funds raised by this edition of the tournament will now allow the purchase of a venous Echo-Doppler ultrasound device. According to Dr. Julien LeBlanc, Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, this new equipment will greatly benefit patients.

“This equipment will help anesthesiologists locate nerves and blood vessels during sedation analgesia, as well as insert catheters. It will also be used by surgeons to place cardiac simulators and to perform vascular evaluations. This will allow for more precise and safe surgical procedures for the patient.”

The 17th edition of the Golf Classic was proudly sponsored by Scotiabank and BMW Moncton. Co-Chairs, Chris Bacich, General Manager of BMW Moncton, and Emile Albert, Branch Manager at Scotiabank, are very pleased with the outcome.

“Once again, it has been just an incredible day,” says Mr. Bacich. “People had a lot of fun all the while supporting a great cause. The new piece of equipment that will be purchased will help improve the quality of health care services available to people in our community and BMW Moncton is extremely proud to support the CHU Dumont Foundation in its endeavors.”

Emile Albert agrees with Mr. Bacich. “At Scotiabank, we have a long history of supporting the growth and prosperity of the communities where we operate. Health and well-being is one of the key areas we focus on. In supporting the Golf Classic, Scotiabank hopes to have a positive impact on the community. I think we can say ‘mission accomplished’.”

For Lise Caissie, incoming Chair of the Board of Directors of the CHU Dumont Foundation, the end-result of this 17th Golf Classic clearly shows just how much importance the community places on improving health care services offered at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.

“Our goal at the Foundation is the same every year: to improve the experience that patients and their families have at our hospital. That is exactly what the arrival of this new piece of equipment will do. If we managed to accomplish something great today, it is thanks to the generosity of individuals and businesses in our community. On behalf of patients at our hospital, thank you.”

Since 1983, the CHU Dumont Foundation has been playing a leading role at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. Its support aimed at improving health care services is essential to the hospital’s viability, allowing it to acquire state-of-the-art equipment and to implement and enhance programs that foster community wellness.



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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.



Isabelle Stewart
Communications Officer
CHU Dumont Foundation
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Moncton, May 10, 2018 - Mental Health Week will certainly not go unnoticed in New Brunswick. The public is invited to attend A Beacon in the Night Variety show and art expo, this Saturday on the Université de Moncton campus. 

The gala concert is slated for May 12 at the Jeanne-de-Valois concert hall, on the Université de Moncton campus. The art exhibition will start at 5pm and the show will begin at 7 pm. The event is free, but donations will be accepted at the door.

“The main goal with A Beacon in the Night is to have people talk positively about mental health,” says Dr. Patrick Marcotte, Psychiatrist at the Dumont UHC and founder of this annual event. “Some of the participants were themselves faced with mental health issues. Others are there to support the cause. We hope the public will join us for what will undoubtedly be a fantastic show!”

The theme chosen by the organizers for this fifth edition of A Beacon in the Night is the multiple facets of mental health disorders.

“There are commonalities between the various mental health disorders,” explains Dr. Marcotte. “They all come with suffering, stigma or misunderstanding and isolation. And, perception is altered, perception of self, of others, of life and of the future. However, there is a tendency to put all mental health problems in the same basket. It should not be this way. As in physical health, there are many disorders and many variations of these disorders. The appropriate attitudes and interventions vary according to the diagnosis. For society to better grasp the reality of psychiatry there must be a more differentiated approach. And this must happen soon.”

Singer-musician Frank Williams also works as a nurse at the Dumont UHC’s psychiatry department. He is this year’s spokesperson for A Beacon in the Night. 

“I’m truly honoured to be the event’s spokesperson,” says Williams. As a mental health nurse and a musician, I know that arts can have a positive impact on our state of mind and on our general health. The artists who will be performing this year have invested a lot of time and energy to prepare. I wholeheartedly hope that the audience will be there to support them.”

Jacques B. LeBlanc is the President and CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation. 

“We need to work together to help eliminate some of the stigma around mental health issues, says LeBlanc. The CHU Dumont Foundation strongly supports A Beacon in the Night, and we firmly believe it is important to do more so we can talk positively about mental health. We are delighted to see that the event continues to be a success, and we invite the public to participate in large numbers again this year.”

Event details
Art Expo
Salle Jeanne-de-Valois
Université de Moncton
May 12, starting at 5pm
Free admission; donations accepted on site.

Variety Show
Salle Jeanne-de-Valois
Université de Moncton
May 12, starting at 7pm
Free admission; donations accepted on site.

For more information on the activities of A Beacon in the Night 2018:
Web: www.chudumont.ca (Campaigns and Events > A Beacon in the Night)
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To donate: www.chudumont.ca




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CHU Dumont Foundation

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