Campbellton (NB) – The 7th edition of the Doctors’ Walk, under the theme Flight to a new life raised over $34,000. The initial objective of $30,000 was surpassed. This amount will be used toward the purchase of palliative care beds for the Campbellton Regional Hospital.
Approximately 375 participants received a light bleu t-shirt before beginning the 5-km course in support of this cause. “This is a cause that affects the people here in the Restigouche,” stated Dr. Warren Lyew. He also emphasized that to provide better healthcare for people of our community, we need specialized equipment such as palliative care beds. These beds will offer better comfort and security to our patients and staffs.
“We are very proud of the support shown by the population,” declared Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation. “We had a wonderful day for this event, which has become an annual family activity. I am very satisfied with the results. Furthermore, we have continued our partnership with the Restigouche physicians, and for that we are very grateful.”
Finally, Mr. Landry also thanked all the volunteers, participants and donors who supported the Walk. He would like to thank the sponsors who made this event possible, namely A.L.P.A. Equipment Ltd, AV Group Inc., Medavie Blue Cross as well as Soup’N Sweets (Campbellton Regional Hospital) for providing snacks, the Campbellton Sobeys store for handing out water bottles during the Walk, the Campbellton Richelieu Club for providing the inflatable arch, 95 CKNB, CIMS-FM, Radio Canada, Campbellton fire brigade, and finally members of the RCMP who provided security. Let’s Walk again next year!