The Northern Star… Lighting the way to better health care in our region!

PRESS RELEASE
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Caraquet, November 15, 2017 – Hospital foundation representatives from the Acadian Peninsula, Chaleur and Restigouche regions launched this morning the 13th annual Northern Star campaign, an event organized in partnership with UNI Financial Cooperation.

“The employees of UNI Financial Cooperation are very proud to be part of this activity. The Northern Star campaign is an important activity for us, as 100% of funds raised remains in our communities and is used to support our health care facilities. People are invited to purchase a mini-tree at their participating UNI Financial Cooperation point of service to support their local hospital,” stated Mr. Hermel Chiasson representative of UNI Financial Cooperation.

“The Northern Star campaign is a unifying community project that allows us to raise people's awareness of urgent needs in our hospitals. Since the first edition of the campaign, more than $830,000 has been invested in our respective hospitals. For more information or to make a donation, I invite people to visit their local UNI Financial Cooperation point of service or the www.etoilenord.ca website,” mentioned Mr. Clifford Robichaud, Chair of the event for the Fondation Les Amis de l’Hôpital de Tracadie.

“Like many of you, I benefited from the care and services offered at our hospitals, and I am proud to confirm that we have access to quality care and services in our own communities. Participating in the Northern Star campaign also supports our health professionals in providing better health care services in our facilities. That is why I encourage you to support the event. Your contribution will help light the way to better health care in our region!,” stated Ms. Marie-Jeanne Chiasson Noël, Chair of the event for the Fondation de l’Hôpital de Lamèque.

In addition, the lighting of dedicated Christmas trees, holiday-themed figures, and community fir trees near the hospitals will take place on the evening of Sunday, December 3. Local residents are invited to participate and show their support.

The Northern Star campaign is a community event organized by the participating foundations. 100% of the funds raised will be handed to the foundations to fulfill the needs of the facilities.

The representatives of the Northern Star campaign for each of the foundations are:
• Ms. Chantal Mallet, Chair of the campaign – Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation
• Mr. Bernard Thériault, Chair of the campaign – Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus
• Mr. Pierre Bellefleur, Chair of the Foundation of the Friends of the Grand Falls General Hospital 
• Ms. Marie-Jeanne Chiasson Noël, Chair of the campaign – Fondation de l’Hôpital de Lamèque
• Ms. Joyce Roberts,  Chair of the campaign – Friends of Healthcare Foundation
• Ms. Sylvie Bourgoin, Chair of the Fondation Dr Romaric Boulay
• Mr. Clifford Robichaud, Chair of the campaign – Fondation Les Amis de l’Hôpital de Tracadie

 

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For more information:
Guy-Laine Legacé
Development Agent/Development Office
506-544-2370