On Friday April 28, 2023, join our efforts!
Join us in the fight against cancer to improve health care at home first.
The Roses Radiothon fundraiser mobilizes teams from all over the Chaleur and Acadian Peninsula region to collect donations for the 17th edition of the event. During the day on Friday, April 28, open your heart to help reach this year’s goal of $190,000.
For the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation, here’s the equipment that we will be acquiring if we achieve the 2023 event’s objective :
We hope to purchase a Vantage endobronchial ultrasound (“EBUS”) system for ambulatory care. This system will be used to diagnose various types of pulmonary disorders – including inflammation, infections and cancer.
High performance Maldi Biotyper Sirius system for laboratory tests: Access to state-of-the-art mecial equipment and diagnostic tools is essential to provide proper care that are meetingtoday’s standards to patients in our region. Accessibility to this care is a priority for both practitioners and patients awaiting critical outcomes. It is through this equipment that valuable time is saved. Citation from Dr. Dean Ferguson, New Adult Respirology Specialist (zone Acadie-Bathurst).
The new automated unit at the Laboratory will be available to support our staff and produce very fast response times. This speed will improve patient care when managing infections and treating cancer. This equipment will benefit the entire Northwest, reduce expensive travel and minimize wait times for results.
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In 2009, aged 44, I learned that I had breast cancer. It’s quite a shock when you think everything’s going well.
I didn’t give up. I fought hard and I won that battle.
Then, in November 2016, I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. I rolled up my sleeves and went into battle again. This is my first anniversary cancer free.
Following my second diagnosis, I had to make many trips to Chaleur Regional Hospital for my treatments, doctor’s appointments, and follow-up. Throughout this difficult period, the great care that I received from the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff reassured me and certainly helped me heal.
We all know someone who’s had cancer. It’s an illness that attacks indiscriminately. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a young person, a senior, rich, or poor – everyone’s vulnerable. Cancer doesn’t discriminate and can strike anywhere, wherever you are. It affects people regardless of where they live and the language they speak.
Being the Chairperson of the Roses Radiothon is a chance for me to help other people battling this terrible illness. The Roses Radiothon allows us to purchase specialized cancer-related equipment so that we have the maximum possible care and services available to us here in our region, at our hospital.
The Roses Radiothon, it’s in our region, for our region!
I was diagnosed with cancer for the second time in 2017 and I consider myself lucky to be able to receive my treatments at the Chaleur Regional Hospital, just minutes away from where I live. It was a different story when I had my first cancer in 2009.
At the time, in addition to having to travel outside the region for my treatments, the prognosis was not good, but I remained courageous and fought. You can imagine the positive impact of having access to treatments a few minutes away from home. My spouse, my family and my friends help give me courage and they are with me every step of the way for this second fight.
We are very fortunate to have access to the regional hospital. In addition to saving time and money, I can stay in the comfort of my home and keep doing my everyday activities. This might seem trivial, but it makes all the difference in my path to recovery.
Make a donation to the Roses Radiothon. In one way or another, every family is affected by cancer sooner or later. This is why it is important to have access to treatments in the community.