Walk 1 Kilometer in my shoes: making every step count!
Walk 1 Kilometer in my shoes is a very important fundraising activity for the Roses Radiothon which will be held from October 4 to 29. It aims to raise awareness about the fight against cancer while raising funds to improve cancer screening and treatment services at our regional hospital and to support the Acadian Peninsula institutions in their specific needs.
Participants are asked to solicit their networks to raise funds and the event ends with a one-kilometre walk in someone else’s shoes.
2022 Edition – October 4 to 29
Walk 1 Km in my shoes takes place throughout the month of October, Cancer Month, and ends with a one-kilometre walk with all participants in each of their respective foundation communities.
In the words of author, poet and writer Félix Leclerc, “My shoes have traveled a long way and this is especially symbolic for those who have had to fight or are still fighting cancer. Walking in the shoes of a person with cancer is not an easy journey. Hours of anxiety, numerous trips for treatment and pacing while waiting for a cure is never easy. For the family of a person with cancer, the ordeal is also enormous. This is why this walk is a gesture of solidarity and awareness of the need to provide accessible care nearby.
Each of the Foundations in the Acadie-Bathurst region, namely the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation in Bathurst, the Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus in Caraquet, the Fondation Les Amis de l’Hôpital de Tracadie and the Fondation de l’Hôpital de Lamèque, will be organizing this walk on October 29 in a festive environment within their community.
Thank you for supporting the participants of the 2022 Walk 1 Km in my shoes event. We will ensure that your contribution will add to our efforts to make a difference in the lives of those battling cancer.
State-of-the-art equipment for our Acadie-Bathurst hospitals
The financial goal of the Walk 1 Km in my shoes 2022 is to raise $61,000: $20,000 for Bathurst, $16,000 for Caraquet, $10,000 for Lamèque and $15,000 for Tracadie. The funds raised will be used to purchase the following equipment:
The funds raised this year thanks to Walk 1 Km in my shoes will allow us to purchase two important pieces of specialized equipment: First a device for ambulatory care (Vantage EBUS system) as well as a high-performance device (BD Maldi BIOtyper Sirius) for our laboratory tests.
These are considerable assets for the Chaleur Regional Hospital, which also serves hospitals on the Acadian Peninsula.
FONDATION HÔPITAL DE L’ENFANT-JÉSUS
For the Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus de Caraquet, equipment for oncology, laboratories, respiratory therapy and many others will be purchased through the contributions of our benefactors to the Walk 1 Km in my shoe’s activity.
LA FONDATION DE L’HÔPITAL DE LAMÈQUE INC.
For the Lamèque Hospital Foundation, equipment for the walk-in clinic, as well as for medicine, ambulatory care and other departments involved, will be purchased through the contributions of our generous donors who support the Walk 1 Km in my shoes activity.
FONDATION LES AMIS DE L’HÔPITAL DE TRACADIE
For the Tracadie Hospital, equipment for respiratory therapy, ambulatory care and the medical sector will be purchased through donations from the Walk 1 Km in my shoes event.