Moncton, July 15, 2015 - Mr. Robert Maillet, professional wrestler and actor, will join Luc LeBlanc as Co-Chair of the Tree of Hope campaign, announced Claude Paré, Provincial Vice-Chair for the campaign.

“I’ve always wanted to associate myself with a cause, says Mr. Maillet. It’s important to give back to our community. Last year, I had the opportunity to witness first hand the benefits of the Tree of Hope campaign when one of my relatives stayed at the Mgr Henri Cormier Lodge. I quickly realized that the campaign has an immediate, direct, real and positive impact on the lives of people affected by cancer in New Brunswick. I gladly accept to take on the role of Co-chair of the campaign alongside my friend Luc LeBlanc. This campaign makes a difference and I want to be a part of it.”

“As an artist, I receive a lot of love from the community and, in return, I want to donate my time to helping people, adds Mr. LeBlanc. Since 2013, I’ve had the chance to see with my own eyes the passion and generosity of hundreds of volunteers and thousands of donors who work all year long to ensure the ongoing success of this campaign. The Tree of Hope campaign is added value for our health care system, created by us.”

Over the years, the campaign has been represented by the business world, the medical world and the community. Since 2013, the campaign is headed by the artistic community.

The Tree of Hope’s Provincial Cabinet wants to thank Monique Poirier for her dedication in support of the campaign as Co-chair since 2013 and, at the same time, welcome her to the campaign’s permanent team.

Since its beginnings in 1989, more than 21 million dollars have been raised through the campaign, contributing to the development of the Dr. Léon Richard Oncology Centre, to the delivery of health care and services in the regional satellite units, to the improvement of the physical spaces at the Mgr Henri Cormier Lodge to ensure patient comfort, to the research efforts carried out by the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute (ACRI) and to awareness.

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