The word cancer is a scary word. Unfortunately, cancer can affect every family, every generation, and every social milieu, without warning. Over the last few years, thanks to the Radiothon des Roses, we have been able to support people affected by this disease because the funds raised were used to purchase equipment for screening tests. treatments, follow-ups and patient comfort at the Chaleur Regional Hospital.
This year, the goal of the Radiothon des Roses, which will take place on April 24, is to raise $ 150,000 for hospitals in the ACADIE-BATHURST region. For the Chaleur region, this money will improve services at the oncology clinic, improve equipment in other areas to treat cervical cancer as well as bladder cancer screening and add a prostate examination device. Institutions in the Acadian Peninsula will also benefit from this fundraising activity; they will be able to acquire equipment to improve their health care.
The Pink Puck: The Pink Puck is a 50/50 lottery with profits equally shared among the four Acadie-Bathurst hospital foundations and the Titan Foundation. For our foundation, the sums raised go directly to the Roses Radiothon. For its part, the Titan Foundation uses the profits to improve the quality of life of youth in the fields of education, fitness, health and sport by providing financial and/or in-kind support to non-profit organizations in northern New Brunswick. For the full list of points of sale, click here.
Sale of paper roses: Every year starting in March, paper roses are available at a cost of $5 from National Bank branches in the Chaleur and Acadian Peninsula region. All profits go directly to the Roses Radiothon.
Giant Christmas Stocking: Every year during the Holiday Season since 2007, the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation has sold $2 tickets on a draw for a Giant Christmas Stocking. This year, the Christmas Stocking includes over $5000 in gift certificates, including a trip on Via Rail to attend a Montreal Canadians game and $1000 in cash. For the full list of points of sale, click here.
Movember: Movember is an activity that is held every year in November. Men around the world are invited to grow a mustache to increase public awareness and raise funds for research into men’s illnesses such as prostate cancer. This year, one of the pieces of equipment to be purchased through the Roses Radiothon will allow a specific prostate examination to be performed at the Chaleur Regional Hospital. Men will no longer need to go outside the region for this examination. The timing seemed perfect for us to raise awareness of this cause and debunk the notion that the Roses Radiothon is solely a women’s event. For a complete list of participants, click here.
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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.