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Shediac Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: November 17, 2016

Acura of Moncton BBQ

Date: November 17, 18 and 19

Fundraising Dinner in Pointe-Verte

Date: November 17, 2016

News

Record number of cyclists registered for the 2017 Tour of Hope

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.

Did you know?

The Tree of Hope campaign has raised close to $24 million since its beginnings in 1989.

In fact, did you know that the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre:
  • Treats more than 2,000 new cancer patients per year;
  • Administers 24,000 radiation treatments per year;
  • Administers 5,000 chemotherapy treatments per year;
  • Receives 60,000 patient visits per year.

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