The Roses Radiothon is a fundraising activity that is well known by the entire population of the Chaleur region and Acadian Peninsula for supporting the purchase of equipment or units related to cancers.
The Radiothon had its beginnings in 2007 in the Chaleur region to obtain piece of medical equipment used for cancer screening – and the Radiothon was born. In 2008, the Radiothon was expanded to include the Acadian Peninsula through the addition of this region's three foundations. The Radiothon logo (four roses) represents the four foundations.
The Roses Radiothon takes place with support from a regional committee. This regional committee is made up of the Event Coordinator for the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation, and four regional chairs representing the foundations.
My son, my hero
Testimonial by Jessica Ward, mother of Jérémie, a brain cancer patient
In July 2014, Jessica Ward came face to face with the unimaginable. Her only son, then not quite three years old, was discovered to have a cancer of the brain and spinal cord called medulloblastoma. This aggressive and dangerous adversary was classified at stage 4. With this discovery, Jessica’s life changed forever. “I couldn’t wrap my head around what was happening. How could a child have brain cancer? I didn’t even know that such a thing existed! The situation was unbearable. My whole body was shaking, I was nauseous and dizzy.”
To read the complete story of Jessica and Jérémie, please click on the following link: temoignage_de_jessica_ward_en.pdf