The Roses Radiothon is held in partnership with the four Acadie-Bathurst hospital foundations and is a unifying event that aims to improve services in the fight against cancer. Each year, the funds raised are invested at the Chaleur Regional Hospital to improve patient care and services, as well as support the campaigns in the Acadian Peninsula.
Over the years, we have invested more than 1.3 million dollars in several pieces of equipment for the screening, intervention and treatment sectors and $716,476 for the facilities in the Acadian Peninsula.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRPERSON
“In 2009, at the age of 44, I learned that I had breast cancer. It was a shock, especially when you think all is going well. I did not get discouraged; I fought and I won the fight. In November 2016, I received a 2nd breast cancer diagnosis. I rolled up my sleeves, I once again fought against cancer and I won.
Therefore, I am well able to understand the importance of the Roses Radiothon which helps our hospital in its fight against cancer. Together, we have been able to make a real difference. However, our hospital still needs your help.
The Operating Room and the Gastroenterology sector, for example, would need to obtain a Myosure and an ERBE respectively. This equipment will be utilized in the detection and treatment of certain forms of cancer. These additions will also reduce the wait time for patients as well as the anxiety associated with this. This is without mentioning the Audiology and Speech
Pathology sectors who, because of certain pieces of equipment, can help people return to a normal life after having cancer. We may believe that once the cancer is gone all is as before. Unfortunately, certain treatments have grave consequences, such as loss of hearing or speech.
As you can imagine, there is still work to be done.
However, there are so many wonderful things that have been accomplished since the beginning of the Radiothon that I am confident that we will succeed. Together, it is possible to accomplish great things and I hope that you will be able to help us this year.”
– Mona Losier, Chairperson of the Roses Radiothon
© 2016 Fondation de l'Hôpital Régional Chaleur