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(Moncton, NB – December 20, 2018) Children needing to undergo surgery at the Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre will now have the opportunity to get to the surgical suite by somewhat unconventional means, thanks to a gift from Moncton Chrysler.

A few days before Christmas Eve, under the watchful eye of Santa Clause himself, the local automobile dealership delivered a Kidsquad Mudslinger, a motorized ride-on car for children of the paediatrics department of the Dumont UHC. This battery operated, remote-controlled vehicle can be driven by the child or controlled by a parent. “It’s a fun way to transport children to the operating room, a short trip that is often a cause of anxiety for this vulnerable clientele”, said Johanne Roy, vice-president of Clinical Services for Vitalité Health Network. When their physical condition allows, they will be able to take themselves to the operating room, rather than using a stretcher.”

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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.



Isabelle Stewart Communications Officer CHU Dumont Foundation 506-869-2106 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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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