June 26, 2014
632 $ donation from Mrs. Gail Elizabeth and Mr. Jean-Guy Martin to fight against addiction
Campbellton, New Brunswick – It was with great enthusiasm that Mr. Jean-Guy Martin and his wife Gail Elizabeth Martin donated 632$ on May 30th to the Friends of Healthcare Foundation to support the efforts in the fight against addiction.
This amount was collected following the ticket sale organized for the giveaway of a magnificent quilt beautifully stitched and presented by Mrs. Martin.
“I am a member of a quilting guild in Bathurst called the ‘North Star Quilt Guild’ and one in Dalhousie called ‘Where Friends Gather Quilt Guild’. In these groups we make and donate quilts to different organizations and for cancer patients all over Canada. I wanted to donate a quilt to raise funds for our own health region. I have stitched, formed friendships, shared laughter, eased burdens, and learnt lessons. For this I can be grateful. This is the journey of a quilter…” declared Mrs. Martin.
“We wanted to ensure that the collected funds remain in the Restigouche area and be used towards the Regional Addiction Services of Zone 5,” said Mr. Jean-Guy Martin who works for the service himself. “Mr. Jean-Luc Landry, the Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation, has assured us that our wishes will be respected.”
“I want to sincerely thank Mr. & Mrs. Martin for choosing to offer the collected proceeds of the ticket sale for the gorgeous quilt to the Foundation,” said Mrs. Nancy Nicol, Chairperson of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation. “I am always pleasantly surprised when people of the community take such wonderful initiative to organize fundraisers in order to support us in our efforts to maintain and improve healthcare services in our region. I invite the public to do the same, as it is together that we manage to make a big difference.”
The happy winner of Mrs. Martin’s singular quilt is Mr. Rodney Harris of Campbellton.
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Date: April 4, 2014
FIFTH RADIOTHON: DONNEZ, ÇA FAIT DU BIEN!
Balmoral/Campbellton (N.B.) – Friday the Friends of Healthcare Foundation held its fifth radiothon in partnership with CIMS 103.9/96.7 FM community radio station. The event was once again a huge success. The initial target of $20,000.00 was reached and even exceeded by several thousand dollars. The total amount, as recorded at 5:00 p.m., was $27,482.00.
As always many community social clubs and a few donors had the opportunity to present the amount raised as part of various fundraising events live over the radio.
To encourage people to donate $25.00 or over, the Restigouche Automobile Dealers Association sponsored an iPad Air, which was drawn at the end of the day. The lucky winner of this prize was Mr. Roger Bérubé from the Dalhousie area. Several other donors won various prizes sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies in Atholville, Campbellton and Dalhousie. Congratulations to the winners!
The Radiothon was a success thanks to the work of volunteers, as pointed out by one of the sponsors, Soup’N Sweets (Campbellton Regional Hospital) that provided food and beverages throughout the day of the Radiothon.
According to Jean-Luc Landry, Foundation Executive Director, the event was a huge success. “I’m thrilled with the interest generated once again by our annual Radiothon, which would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and especially without the collaboration and great generosity of the management and staff of CIMS. Thank you also to people in the Restigouche region for participating in such large numbers.”
The Managing Director of CIMS radio station, Pierre Bourque, was quite pleased with how things turned out for the Radiothon. “The radio station is proud to be able to contribute to the organization of such an event. It is at the heart of the community and makes it a point of supporting causes contributing to the well-being of people in the community.”
Mike Doiron, Chair of the Radiothon Committee, stated: “The commitment of the generous donors and partners in the community allows us to invest in the continued improvement of local health care services. I wish to thank them once again. I would also like to thank all the dedicated medical staff members who agreed to go on the air and explain in concrete terms how the Foundation contributes to maintaining or improving local health care.”
In closing, we cannot forget to mention the involvement of our Honorary President, Marie-Line Pitre, who in spite of the distance and of many projects, agreed to join the Foundation to organize the promotional campaign and to speak on the air a few times by telephone during the Radiothon. With her dynamic personality and great sense of humour, she spiced things up and above all encouraged people to give generously. She challenged all listeners to give in order to help the Foundation to raise a total of $25,000.00. She even said that she would agree to eat insects if this target should be met!
Well, it is with great pleasure that the whole organizing team of the radiothon announced to hour lovely Honorary President, around 4:30 p.m., that she had to eat those insects!! Well done Marie-Line, you have been a really good sport!!!
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Mr. George Best, donor, Mr. Pierre Bourque, Executive Director of CIMS, Mr. Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation, and Mrs. Marcella LeBlanc, member of the Daughters of Isabella – Saint-Benoît Circle.
The Golden Age Club of Eel River Crossinginvests in local health care!
Eel River Crossing, N.B. – It is with great pleasure that the Golden Age Club of Eel River Crossing gives $300 to the Friends of Healthcare Foundation, towards the fifth edition of the “Donnez, ça fait du bien” Radiothon, to be broadcasted on CIMS 103.9/96.7 on April 4, 2014.
Pleased, Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Foundation declares: «It is always a delight to note how the community shows their support in our effort of maintaining and improving health care in our region. Together we will make a difference! »
The Foundation invites the entire population to join the Golden Age Club of Eel River Crossing and contribute to the success of the next edition of the “Donnez, ça fait du bien” Radiothon.
For the 2013-2014 Annual Campaign the Foundation is committed 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, two fetal monitors 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 ambulatory blood pressure monitors for the Electrodiagnostics Department.
Finally, for the Restigouche Hospital Centre, the money will be used to acquire a scale suitable for wheelchairs.
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Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation, and Nancy Nicol, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation, Rita Savoie, Chairperson of the Golden Age Club of Eel River Crossing, and Michel (Mike) Doiron, Chairperson of the 2014 «Donnez, ça fait du bien » Radiothon committee.
The village of Balmoral is contributing once again to improving local health care!
Campbellton, N.B. - It is with pleasure that the village of Balmoral gave a portion of the proceeds from its first tropical rallyto the Friends of Healthcare Foundation. Indeed, an amount of $157.50 will be added to the fifth edition of the “Donnez, ça fait du bien” Radiothon, to be broadcasted on CIMS 103.9/96.7 on April 4, 2014.
Guy Chiasson, Executive Director of the village of Balmoral said: "At first, we took the initiative in organizing tropical rally evenings to provide entertainment to the community as well as to make the most of our community centre. We then came up with the idea of giving a percentage of the proceeds to local charitable organizations and thereby, contributing to the well-being and development of people in the region. For this first rally, we decided to give the proceeds to the Friends of Healthcare Foundation."
"I want to sincerely thank the village of Balmoral for choosing once again the Friends of Healthcare Foundation. Without the generosity and support of our generous partners, we would not be able to carry out our mission, which is to maintain the quality and accessibility of health care in our region," said Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Foundation.
In closing, the Foundation invites the entire population to join the village of Balmoral and contribute to the success of the next edition of the “Donnez, ça fait du bien” Radiothon.
It should be noted that the village of Balmoral will hold its next tropical rally on Friday, March 21st, at 7:30 p.m. (registration starting at 7:00 p.m.). For more information about the tropical rally, call Guy Chiasson at 826-6060.
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Mr. Guy Chiasson, Executive Director of Village de Balmoral, and Mr. Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation.
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