Three lucky winners and 8,250 $ more for improvement of health care offered in Restigouche!!
Campbellton, N.B. – The Friends of Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce that the lucky winner of the grand prize is Mr. Roger Bourque. Mr. Bourque won a trip package worth over $2,500 which include two pairs of tickets to two games of the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre for February 1 and 2, 2014. (Tickets in Section 102 - red), courtesy of Molson Coors Canada. A pair of round-trip train tickets (Room aboard the train), from Campbellton to Montreal, courtesy of Via Rail. A room for two at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, as well as $ 777.77 in cash, courtesy of VC Renovations. Congratulations to Mr. Bourque!
Mr. Bob Ewing and Mr. Ken Murray won the second prize, a 3D framed photo autographed by Patrick Roy of Montreal Canadiens, valued at approximately $400 with authentication certificate. (Limited collector’s item 9/30) Congratulations!
With this new fundraising event, the Foundation was able to raise 8,250 $. This amount will go toward the Foundation 2013-2014 annual campaign.
“I would like to thank all those who bought tickets for the draw as well as those who sold tickets,” said Mr. Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation. “I would also like to thank our sponsors, Molson Coors Canada, Via Rail and VC Renovations, in making this draw possible. I hope this shall become an annual event.”
Régis Castonguay, part owner of VC Rénovations, Jean-Philippe Langlais, Sales Agent of Molson Coors Canada Baie des Chaleur, Roger Bourque, Nathalie Blaquière, Senior Agent of Via Rail Campbellton, and Nancy Nicol, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation.
Northern Star Shining Brighter and Brighter!
Campbellton – The hospital foundations of the Restigouche region, Chaleur region, and Acadian Peninsula, in collaboration with the Caisses populaires acadiennes du Nord-Est, released the results of the Northern Star activity.
The organizing committees, in partnership with the North East Caisses populaires acadiennes, are proud to announce that the amount of $72,288.42 was raised during the ninth edition. The money will be distributed among the foundations based on the funds raised in each region and will form part of the 2013-2014 Annual Fundraising Campaign.
"The generosity of our community members toward this activity is admirable and shows the value they place on health care quality and accessibility in our region. The project was also warmly welcomed by the staff of the Caisses populaires Restigouche. Indeed, they have dynamically participated in the sale of mini paper trees. By their remarkable participation, they have managed to generate more than $6,000 and to make this campaign a great success! " said Michel (Mike) Doiron, Chair of the Northern Star activity for the Friends of Healthcare Foundation.
A donation to improve health care services offered to Restigouche population!
Campbellton, N.B. – Restigouche Toyota submitted a $ 5,000 donation to the Friends of Healthcare Foundation. This amount will go towards the 2013/2014 annual campaign of the Foundation which the objective is more than $ 210 000.
“We are pleased to support the Friends of Healthcare Foundation,” stated Mireille Bourgoin, General Manager of Restigouche Toyota. “It is important for us to support local causes, especially those related to the health of the people of the Restigouche.”
For his part, Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation, declared, “I wish to sincerely thank Mireille Bourgoin, Étienne Fallu and Restigouche Toyota`s team for their generous donation. It is with the support of the people of the community that we will succeed in fulfilling our mission of improving local health care.”
Funds raised as part of the 2013-2014 Annual Fundraising Campaign will be used to purchase the following for the Campbellton Regional Hospital: a bone densitometer for the Diagnostic Imaging Department, an ultrasound unit for the Women’s Wellness Clinic, a fetal monitor for the Obstetric/Gynecology Department, adjustable wheelchairs for the Occupational Therapy Department, an electric treatment table for the Physiotherapy Department, and dementia care training for the Healthy Aging and Wellness Centre.
As for the St. Joseph Community Health Centre in Dalhousie, funds will go towards the purchase of two portable blood pressure monitors for the Electrodiagnostics Department.
Finally, for the Restigouche Hospital Centre, the money will be used to acquire a bariatric chair, an air hockey table, and a shuffleboard table.
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Changing the Face of Men’s Health in the Restigouche Region!
Campbellton - Dalhousie, N.B. – The Friends of Healthcare Foundation gratefully accepted an amount of $4000 during Mustache Month. Several healthcare professionals (men) of zone 5 – Restigouche have joined together to take part in this new activity known as “Mustache Month!” They wanted to ensure the funds raised would remain in the Restigouche region.
The Friends of Healthcare Foundation gratefully accepted an amount of $4000 during Mustache Month. Several healthcare professionals (men) of zone 5 – Restigouche have joined together to take part in this new activity known as “Mustache Month!” They wanted to ensure the funds raised would remain in the Restigouche region.
In addition to health professionals, many citizens of the community participated among others, being employees of AvCell Inc. Moreover, it is with pride that they were able to recover the sum of $ 958.75. A big thank you to these gentlemen for their participation as well as AvCell Inc. for generously agreeing to double the amount they raised.
Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation, wishes to especially thank the members of the Mustache Month Committee: Adam Newton, Roberto Nadeau, Pierre Arseneault, Serge Audet, Hervé Bujold, and Andy Rioux, as well as all those who contributed to the success of the event. The “Mustache Month” first edition was a success that exceeded the $2000 target.”
Finally, the Foundation would like to specify that all funds raised will go towards cancer screening and treatment in our Restigouche healthcare institutions!
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Roberto Nadeau, Nurse Manager Surgical Suite, Pierre Arseneault, Recreationist, Serge Audet, Extra-Mural Program Unit Manager and Dialysis Unit Manager, and Hervé Bujold, Nurse Manager of Geriatric/Rehabilitation and Transitional Care.
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Amanda Johnson, Nurse of Avcell, Adam Newton, Cardiac Sonographer of the Campbellton Regional Hospital, and Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation.
For an ninth consecutive year, over 90 commemorative trees were simultaneously lit tonight in front of health facilities in the Chaleur region, on the Acadian Peninsula, and in Restigouche region. The Chaleur Regional Hospital, the Enfant-Jésus RHSJ Hospital, the Lamèque Hospital and Community Health Centre, the Tracadie-Sheila Hospital, and the Campbellton Regional Hospital welcomed a few hundred people who came out to dedicate a Christmas tree to an individual or group of their choice in return for a $200 donation.
The Northern Star is a partnership between the Caisses populaires in the Northeast and the foundations of the five aforementioned hospitals. This campaign will be continuing through December 31st with the sale of mini Christmas trees at the various caisse populaire locations and distribution points across the region. It is important to point out that 100% of the funds collected from the community will be invested locally in support of our health care.
Michel (Mike) Doiron, Chairperson of the Northern Star Campaign for Restigouche, thanked staff members of the Caisse populaire Restigouche for their indispensable support they showed once again this year. He also thanked those who dedicated a tree.
“The funds raised during this year’s campaign will go towards the annual campaign of the Foundation witch the objective is more than $ 210 000," said Jacques Duclos, Chief Operating Officer, Zone 5 - Restigouche.
Steeve Savoie, Executive Director of Caisse populaire Restigouche declared, “We are proud of the partnership we have with the Friends of Healthcare Foundation and I invite people to buy mini-Christmas trees at $2, $5, $10, $25, $50, and $100, which are available throughout the region's Caisses populaires,"
Northern Star – Lighting the Way to Better Health Care in Northeastern New Brunswick!
Caraquet, N.B. – The hospital foundations in Northeastern New Brunswick are launching the 9th Annual Northern Star Campaign today, in partnership with the region's Caisses populaires. This year’s overall objective for the Northern Star Campaign is $65,000. “Starting this morning, the staff of the Caisses populaires acadiennes and their points of service will invite the public to support this campaign, which aims to improve health care services in our region. Mini-Christmas trees costing $2, $5, $10, $25, $50, and $100 will be sold throughout the Caisses populaires in the region,” mentioned Conrad Blanchard, representing the directors of the Caisses populaires du Nord-Est.
“Since 2005, a total of $495,813 has been raised through the Northern Star Campaign to improve health care services in our region. In addition to forging strong ties with our community members, this campaign helps raise public awareness of the urgent needs within our hospitals. It is within this context of collective awareness that we will succeed in meeting these challenges. For more information or to make a donation, visit etoilenord.ca,” indicated Annie Cyr, Chair of the activity for the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation.
In addition, the lighting of dedicated Christmas trees, holiday-themed figures, and community fir trees near the hospitals will take place on December 1. Local residents are invited to participate and show their support.
The chairs of the 9th annual Northern Star campaign for each of the foundations include Annie Cyr (Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation), Bernard Thériault (Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus Inc. 1988), Marie-Jeanne Noël (Fondation de l’Hôpital de Lamèque Inc.), Yvon Losier (Fondation Les Amis de l’Hôpital de Tracadie Inc.), and Michel (Mike) Doiron (Friends of Healthcare Foundation).
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“We are happy to continue supporting the Friends of Healthcare Foundation” said Jack MacMillan. “We had the best year on record since the initiative was first launched. This activity is a raging success across the board and I want to thank the public for its outstanding support.”
For her part, Nancy Nicol, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation stated: “This is the eleventh year that the Foundation has partnered with Tim Hortons within the scope of this initiative. Funds raised this year will be used to purchase a Fetal Monitor that will be used to provide fetal (baby) heart rate monitoring using ultrasound during labor and delivery as well as uterine activity re: contractions frequency and quality. This monitor will also be used during evaluations of mothers to be during her pregnancy.
The Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation, Jean-Luc Landry, said he was quite pleased with the outcome of 2013 Smile Cookie Campaign. “It’s so wonderful to see how much community members in the Restigouche value and support their local foundation—their support is truly world-class. Thank you so much to the residents of the Restigouche region. A special thank you also goes out to Jack MacMillan and his Tim Hortons employees in Atholville, Campbellton, and Dalhousie. Many thanks also to the volunteers for their generous donation of time and to everyone else who participated in this fundraiser by purchasing over 12,600 Smile Cookies.”
Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation; Jessie Caron Arseneault, Nurse Manager of Obstetrics-Gynecology at the Campbellton Regional Hospital; Bertha Perron, Tim Hortons Employee; Sabrina Savoie, Tim Hortons Employee, Jack MacMillan, local store owner of Tim Hortons and Nancy Nicol, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation.
The first edition of the Doctor’s walk allows to fundraise $30 435
Campbellton, N.B. – On May 19, 2010, Dr. Youla’s elder brother Alain NFaly Youla lost his brave two-year battle against lung cancer. Inspired by his battle, Dr. Youla, a family physician practising in the Dalhousie area wanted to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking and support people in this community in their effort of smoking cessation. After three years of hard work and determination, Dr. Youla was proud and happy to be able to reunite over 300 persons for the walk. “Today, let’s show our support and commitment to the cause by forming a long human chain in the streets of Campbellton.’
The event’s financial target was $30,000 and Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation is now proud to announce that we were able to collect the amount of $ 30, 435. ‘I must say that I’m very pleased with the results. Not only our financial target was surpassed but we were able to create a new partnership with our physicians; something that we wanted to see happen for a long time.’
The Main sponsor of this event, AvCell, accepted to join our cause with enthusiasm. Several employees have even attended the walk. Mr. Ashley Irvine, VP and Chief Operating Officer declared: ‘AVCell believes in supporting the local community and the health & welfare of its citizens – by sponsoring events such as this we are one step closer to a healthier community.’
As per Mr. Armand Landry, president of A.L.P.A. Equipment Ltd. and Gold sponsor of the walk said he felt drawn to this cause being a former smoker himself. He wanted to give some hope by telling his story. ‘I thought I would never be able to quit smoking as I was smoking two packs a day for many years. ’
Finally, Mrs. Ora Watson, former smoker, provided a testimony on how she managed to quit smoking after many attempts. “I quit smoking two and a half years ago with the help of Region Addiction Services. That is 18,465 cigarettes not smoked.” She said. She also encouraged people to seek for help. “Today we are all here to support the Doctors` walk for this worthy cause in increasing awareness, support and prevention.”
Funds collected will go towards the purchase of various pieces of equipment to help educate and support smokers in their attempts to quit and also to be used as part of the breathing retraining programs for people with pulmonary disease. The following equipment will be acquired with the funds raised: spirometer, carbon monoxide analyzer, dynamometer (muscle strength tester), electric muscle stimulator, and visual teaching tools for smokers.
« Living Hope Church of God » supports The Doctors’Walk!
Campbellton (NB) – Pastor Glen Stephen from « Living Hope Church of God », was very happy to present the sum of $1 500 to the Friends of Healthcare Foundation in order to support the first edition of The Doctors’ walk.
"Our congregation supports and helps the people in need. Therefore, it is a pleasure to be able to support the Friends of Healthcare Foundation in its efforts to improve health care offered to the people of our community. “, said Pastor Stephen.
Mr. Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation is very pleased to be able to place this amount towards the Doctors’ walk to be held on October 5th at the Campbellton Regional Hospital beginning at 10 a.m. "We would like to thank Pastor Glen Stephen for this generous donation. We are very thankful! We also invite the entire population of the Restigouche region to show their generosity by giving to the cause and coming to walk 5 km with us! “
The sum collected in the framework of the Doctor’s walk will be used to purchase several pieces of equipment that will help promote smoking cessation and physical activity.
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Helping kids is always on the menu
McHappy Day® Raises $ 4,340.57 for Friends of Healthcare Foundation
Atholville - Campbellton, N.B. – During this year’s McHappy Day® held on May 8th, the sum of $ 4,340.57 was raised at the McDonald's restaurants in Campbellton and Atholville; the restaurants are both owned by Martine Frongillo and Guy Guérette.
Throughout the event, for every Big Mac®, coffee, and Happy Meal® sold, the restaurants pledged to donate a $1 towards McHappy Day. Of the total amount raised, 25% went to Ronald McDonald House and 75% went to the Friends of Healthcare Foundation. This donation will be used to purchase a portable ventilator for newborn/infant resuscitation at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the Campb