Record Amount Raised for the Northern Star!

CAMPBELLTON – The foundations of the hospitals in the Chaleur region, on the Acadian Peninsula, in the Restigouche region, and in Grand Falls, Saint-Quentin and Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, jointly with UNI Coopération financière, are proud to announce that the Northern Star raised a record amount of $104,310 including $12 263 locally here in the Restigouche area. All the funds raised for the Friends of Healthcare Foundation will go to purchase a stretcher for the Electrodiagnostic Department of the Campbellton Regional Hospital.

From left to right
Lyne Marie Guitard, Executive Director of UNI Financial Cooperation Restigouche, Joyce Roberts, Development Agent for UNI Financial Cooperation and Yves Goudreau, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation.

For just over two months, people were invited to get mini-Christmas trees available from UNI and various businesses. Once again this year, the Northern Star was a great success; we were able to see each of our communities rally behind the cause. “Every year, UNI is proud to be associated with this cause that brings many communities together toward a single goal, namely providing people with the best possible health care. Remember that the donation you make is essential to maintaining the quality of health care in our respective regions,” stated Hermel Chiasson, Community Director for UNI.

The Northern Star is up to its fifteenth annual event and has raised over $1 million since its beginnings. The money collected improves health care in our participating regions.  A donation to the Northern Star, a gesture that is essential to the quality of life of our local people affected by the disease.