Representatives of the Foundations of eight New Brunswick hospitals launched the 14th annual Northern Star Campaign this morning, in partnership with UNI Financial Cooperation.
All the profits from the Northern Star Campaign will go to the various participating Foundations so they can meet the health care needs in their respective regions. Stars are now available to you at a cost of $2, $5, $10, $25, $50 or $100 from your local UNI point of service and some businesses in the participating regions.
The eight participating Foundations include the:
Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation (Bathurst);
Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus Inc. (Caraquet);
Foundation of the Friends of the Grand Falls General Hospital Inc. (Grand Falls);
Fondation de l’Hôpital de Lamèque (Lamèque);
Friends of Healthcare Foundation (Campbellton);
Fondation Dr Romaric Boulay (Saint-Quentin);
Les Ami.e.s de l’Hôpital Stella-Maris-de-Kent (Sainte-Anne-de-Kent);
Fondation les Amis de L’hôpital de Tracadie (Tracadie).
Dr. Anick Pelletier clearly explained the importance of such a fundraising campaign. “I am well-placed to understand that illness can strike anyone. At some point, we will all have to set foot in one of our health facilities – for routine tests, for scans or even to see a specialist.”
The lighting of dedicated Christmas trees and holiday-themed figures as well as community Christmas trees near the hospitals will take place on the evening of Wednesday, December 5. Local residents are invited to attend and show their support.
The Foundations also capitalized on the campaign launch to unveil the new image for the Northern Star, namely a five-pointed star with each point featuring a different shade of yellow.