The word cancer is a scary word. Unfortunately, cancer can affect every family, every generation, and every social milieu, without warning. Over the last few years, thanks to the Radiothon des Roses, we have been able to support people affected by this disease because the funds raised were used to purchase equipment for screening tests. treatments, follow-ups and patient comfort at the Chaleur Regional Hospital.
This year’s goal for the Rose Radiothon, to be held on April 24th, is to raise $178,000 for hospitals in the ACADIE-BATHURST region. For the Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant Jésus, the money collected will be used to purchase
equipment for the following sectors:
The Pink Puck: The Pink Puck is a 50/50 lottery with profits equally shared among the four Acadie-Bathurst hospital foundations and the Titan Foundation. For our foundation, the sums raised go directly to the Roses Radiothon. For its part, the Titan Foundation uses the profits to improve the quality of life of youth in the fields of education, fitness, health and sport by providing financial and/or in-kind support to non-profit organizations in northern New Brunswick.
Sale of paper roses: Every year starting in March, paper roses are available at a cost of $5 from National Bank branches in the Chaleur and Acadian Peninsula region. All profits go directly to the Roses Radiothon.
Giant Christmas Stocking: Every year during the Holiday Season since 2007, the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation has sold $2 tickets on a draw for a Giant Christmas Stocking.
Movember: Movember is an activity that is held every year in November. Men around the world are invited to grow a mustache to increase public awareness and raise funds for research into men’s illnesses such as prostate cancer. This year, one of the pieces of equipment to be purchased through the Roses Radiothon will allow a specific prostate examination to be performed at the Chaleur Regional Hospital. Men will no longer need to go outside the region for this examination. The timing seemed perfect for us to raise awareness of this cause and debunk the notion that the Roses Radiothon is solely a women’s event.
Thanks to our partners
In September 2017, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had to travel to Bathurst to take my chemotherapy treatments, but after each treatment, I could go back home, with my husband and continue my routine. The fact that I was receiving my treatments near my home and returning home allowed me to continue my part time work as a waitress, as well as continue my dance classes. For me, it was very important to continue my activities and to surround myself with positive people.
My cancer being aggressive, I received my treatments very quickly. But even in this fast pace, the staff of the Oncology Clinic and the doctors took the time to explain to me, step by step, the treatments and follow-ups that I was going to receive.
I encourage you to participate in the Radiothon des Roses. We never know when the disease will hit and who it will hit; it can be you or someone close to you. Your donation will allow our regional hospital to continue to purchase equipment for the fight against cancer and make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.