Walk 1 km in my shoes: Steps that count for your foundation!
Walk 1 km in my shoes is a very important fundraising activity for the Roses Radiothon and it will be held from October 2 to 28. 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 support the Acadian Peninsula institutions in their specific needs.
In October, participants are asked to solicit their networks in order to raise funds and the event ends with a one-kilometer walk in the shoes of someone who is fighting, or who has fought, against cancer.
Each of the Foundations in the Acadie-Bathurst region, namely the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation in Bathurst, the Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus de 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 28 within their community.
2023 Edition – October 2 to 28
The walk is highly symbolic for people who are faced with a fight against cancer. Every step they take is an example of courage. Their strides are marked by moments of uncertainty which can place strain on those affected and their loved ones. Add to that the burden of having to make many trips to get treatment and they can often get the impression of walking on eggshells in the hopes of healing. This human-dimension activity aims at fueling their will to fight.
Walk 1 km in my shoes will take place all through the month of October, which is breast cancer awareness month, and will end with the walk. Thank you for supporting the participants of the 2023 edition.
The foundations in the Acadie-Bathurst region will make sure your contributions supplement the efforts of health facilities to make a difference in the lives of people fighting against cancer.
State-of-the-art equipment for our Acadie-Bathurst hospitals
The financial goal of the Walk 1 km in my shoes 2023 event is $50,000: $18,000 for Bathurst, $15,000 for Caraquet, $7,000 for Lamèque and $10,000 for Tracadie.
The funds raised will be used to purchase the following equipment:
The funds raised this year through the Walk 1 km in my shoes activity will help us purchase high-tech equipment that will benefit our regional institution. Our ambulatory care department will profit from the Myosure system which offers a hysteroscopic treatment to women as well as from an oncology device that allows men to get 3D medical imagery of their prostate. In addition, probes associated with breast cancer medical procedures will be purchased for the operating room. The last item on the Bathurst list will be beds for obstetrics delivery rooms. These acquisitions will be made through your foundation and, in particular, through the donations associated with the Walk 1 km in my shoes event.
These are considerable assets for the Chaleur Regional Hospital which also serves the Acadian Peninsula hospitals.
FONDATION HÔPITAL DE L’ENFANT-JÉSUS
The funds raised will let the Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus de Caraquet purchase a Sara Flex stander which helps lift patients as well as an ultrasound system which allows for fast emergency exams. Plans also include an exam table suited for gynecology needs and materials for kids in speech therapy. These acquisitions will be made through your foundation and, in particular, through the donations associated with the Walk 1 km in my shoes event.
LA FONDATION DE L’HÔPITAL DE LAMÈQUE INC.
For the Fondation Hôpital de Lamèque, high-tech equipment such as a geriatric chair and an elevator specially designed to move patients safely in the health care department will be purchased. Furthermore, a dermatoscope will be added to the family medicine unit and the walk-in clinic will benefit from a device used to measure blood pressure. These acquisitions will be made through your foundation and, in particular, through the donations associated with the Walk 1 km in my shoes event.
FONDATION LES AMIS DE L’HÔPITAL DE TRACADIE
For the Tracadie Hospital, the ambulatory care department will get a cystoscope which can be inserted in the urethra to examine the mucous membrane of the male bladder. Also, medical imagery equipment designed to offer more precision and clarity and destined to clinical and surgical applications will be purchased. Finally, our local emergency department will benefit from a new stretcher that will help move patients safely. These acquisitions will be made through your foundation and, in particular, through the donations associated with the Walk 1 km in my shoes event.