December 3, 2021 – As part of the Étoile du Nord campaign, more than 200 Christmas trees were lit up simultaneously for the sixteenth year on Wednesday, December 1, in front of nine Vitalité Health Network hospitals: the Enfant-Jésus RHSJ† in Caraquet, the Campbellton Regional Hospital, the Chaleur Regional Hospital, the Edmundston Regional Hospital, the Grand Falls General Hospital, the Lamèque Hospital and Community Health Centre, Tracadie Hospital, Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph de Saint-Quentin and Stella-Marisde-Kent Hospital.
« The lighting of trees is a beautiful way to bring a little magic and light to those who need it most. It also allows us to step back and appreciate everything around us, while thinking about people who have passed away or paying tribute to a loved one. The illuminated hospital entrance creates a warm atmosphere that is greatly appreciated by staff and patients. » declared Mrs. Marie-Jeanne Noël, chairperson of the Northern Star Campaign for the Lameque region.
People were invited, by appointment, to come and hang their dedication on a tree to honour a person or group in exchange for a $200 contribution.
The Northern Star campaign continues until the end of December. Mini-trees are available for $2, $5, $10 and $20 at their local UNI location and at select businesses in participating areas. The public is also invited to visit www.etoilenord.ca to make a donation to improve health care in their area.
Concerning the Northern Star
The Northern Star Campaign is a collaborative activity organized through a strong partnership between UNI Financial Cooperation and the 9 Northern New Brunswick hospital foundations. This event, which began in 2006, has raised over $1.2 million which has been invested in equipment to improve health care in our region! Thousands of patients have been able to obtain improved services in areas such as the family medicine unit, medical imaging, emergency, mother-child program, operating room, intensive care, oncology, to name a few.
To obtain more information :
Suzanne LaPlante, Development Officer and Responsible for communications.
506-336-7674 | Suzanne.Laplante@vitalitenb.ca