Radiothon des Roses

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.

This year, the goal of the Radiothon des Roses, which will take place on April 24, is to raise $ 178,000 for hospitals in the ACADIE-BATHURST region. For the Tracadie region, a portion of this amount will allow the Fondation Les Amis de l’Hôpital de Tracadie to purchase equipment for the following sectors:

Ambulatory care service

  • 4 stretchers to accommodate the increase in endoscopic procedures (colonoscopy and gastroscopy).
  • Arm and ankle index device to provide better follow-up for patients requiring complex wound care.

Medicine Department

  • Patient lift to assist staff who have to care for patients with reduced mobility.
  • Blood pressure monitor to be able to follow up with inpatients for their blood pressure.

 

 

Fundraising

 

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.

 

Acquisitions and achievements

 

Thanks to our partners