About the 2019 Tour of Hope
The Tour of Hope is a fundraising event for the annual Tree of Hope Campaign. The Tour of Hope is not a race, it’s an endurance challenge. With a total distance of about 650 KM to travel on four days, cyclists will ride between 150 KM to 200 KM per day. Of course, numerous pit stops are planned along the way. Those well-deserved breaks will give cyclists a chance to recover and make necessary adjustments to their bikes.
3 ways of participating
1 stage: +/- 200km covered on the same day
Adult: $700 commitment ($500 early registration)
College/university student: $250 commitment ($200 early registration)
High school students: $250 ($200 early registration)
2 stages: +/- 350km covered over 2 days
Adult: $1,000 commitment ($800 early registration)
College/university student: $350 commitment ($300 early registration)
High school students: $350 commitment ($300 early registration)
3 or 4 stages: 500 or 650km covered over 3 or 4 days
Adult: $1,500 commitment ($1,000 early registration)
College/university student: $500 commitment ($400 early registration)
High school students: $500 commitment ($400 early registration)
Each participant will receive a participant's guide complete with comprehensive details covering all practical aspects, technical and promotional information on The 2019 Tour of Hope.
Where are the Tree of Hope Campaign funds invested?The Tree of Hope’s mission is to improve comfort and care for cancer patients through the purchase of specialized equipment for the Dr.-Léon-Richard Oncology Center, and by offering advanced training opportunities for specialized oncology teams here in New Brunswick.
Projects funded are based on the needs identified at the Dr.-Léon-Richard Oncology Center and in other Dumont UHC departments offering a continuum in oncology care, for example, regional satellite units.
Each year, projects are proposed and executed based on needs expressed and funds raised throughout the province and elsewhere. Over the years, this campaign has also enabled the construction of the Mgr.-Henri-Cormier Lodge, where close to 2,000 people are accommodated free of charge each year. This number includes patients from outside the Greater Moncton area requiring cancer treatment not available in their region, as well as a companion. Funds raised each year also help ensure major maintenance projects at the Lodge.
The Tree of Hope campaign also helps to support cancer research efforts undertaken here in New Brunswick.