Walk 1 KM in my Shoes : one more step in the fight against cancer
Walk 1 KM in my Shoes is a very important fundraising activity for the Roses Radiothon. 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. The participant will be asked to set a financial goal and to solicit their networks to raise funds and the whole thing ends with a one kilometre walk in someone else’s shoes.
Walk 1 KM in my Shoes which will take place from October 4 to 30, encourages participants to reach out to their networks to raise funds throughout October, breast cancer awareness month.
The awareness aspect of the activity comes to the forefront when you put yourself in the shoes of someone who receives a diagnosis, who is undergoing treatments, who is in remission or who has succumbed to the disease. Walk 1 KM in my Shoes for a patient with cancer and the family of a person with cancer takes on a whole new meaning.
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 organize this walk on October 30, 2021, in a festive environment within their community.
Acadie-Bathurst hospitals have some needs to fill
The financial goal of the 2021 Walk a Kilometer in my Shoes is to raise $45,000; $15,000 for Bathurst, $11,000 for Caraquet, $7,000 for Lamèque and $12,000 for Tracadie. The funds raised will be used to purchase the following equipment:
REGIONAL PROJECT – Ortho Vision transfusion medicine at the Chaleur Regional Hospital. This equipment will be a major asset for the Chaleur Regional Hospital laboratory, which also serves hospitals on the Acadian Peninsula for specific and urgent blood tests. The function of this device is to safely deliver blood products and derivatives during a blood transfusion, with accuracy and speed being among its greatest advantages. As for the link with the fight against cancer, Chronic anemia (low blood volume) is a common complication in patients with advanced cancer or after aggressive chemotherapy. Blood transfusion usually occurs with the following clinical signs of anemia: lack of oxygenation and heart function. The purpose of blood transfusions is therefore to reverse this anemia (decrease in blood flow).
- For the Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus of Caraquet, equipment in the areas of Medical Imaging, Automated Breast Ultrasound machine and Physiotherapy will be acquired.
- For the Fondation de l’Hôpital de Lamèque, funds will be provided to the Medical Unit through a project aimed at the multisensory room approach, Ambulatory Care, Spiritual Care, the Chronic Illness Clinic and the Nutrition Department.
- And for the Fondation Les Amis de l’Hôpital de Tracadie, the acquisition of equipment for Respiratory Therapy, Concentrated Care, Sensory Medicine and the Laboratory will be possible thanks to the Roses Radiothon.
Thank you for supporting the Walk a Kilometer in my Shoes. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of people battling cancer!