CARAQUET – The Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus officially launched its 16th Annual Campaign this morning; running until April 2018, it will close with the holding of the Roses Radiothon.

A financial target of $90,000 has been set for the 2018 campaign. The funds raised will be used to acquire equipment and furniture to enhance the Medical, Emergency, Medical Imaging and Palliative Care sectors as well as the telehealth services of the Enfant-Jésus RHSJ† Hospital. The Foundation will also support the regional hospital’s major fundraising campaign so it can strengthen its specialized care.

“The volunteers of the Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus worked tirelessly, hand in hand, to ensure that all our communities receive excellent services.  Their dedication and unflagging efforts improve people’s quality of life. On my own behalf and that of the Board of Directors and employees of Vitalité Health Network, my heartfelt thanks go out to all volunteers. ” – Gilles Lanteigne, President and CEO of Vitalité Health Network

The press conference also provided the Foundation with the opportunity to showcase the contributions of the following partners: Fernand Rioux, the Northern Star promotion, employees of the hospital, C.L.  Comeau, City of Caraquet, Audiologie Nord-Est, Village of Bertrand and the Fondation St Pierre et Gabriel Haché Ltée.

“I invite the public to renew their donations to the Anual Campaign or to join me in becoming a campaign partner. This will allow them to participate in the development of important projects, both for us and for future generations!” explained Mélanie Chiasson, Chair of the 2018 Annual Campaign.

Normand Mourant, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus, highlighted the Foundation’s 30th anniversary and thanked our donors and volunteers.  “We can be proud of how our Foundation contributes to our hospital because, since its inception in 1988, it has been able to raise over $1.9 million and continually strive to make our hospital the best it can be!”

The mission of the Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus is to raise funds in support of the Enfant-Jésus RHSJ† Hospital in order to improve the health care services provided to the community.