Tree of Hope Radiothon (Radiothon de l'Arbre de l'espoir) 2009

Updates: Links to the 360 galleries of the 2012 Radiothon (four images) and 2013 Radiothon (five images).

Samuel Chiasson and Martine Blanchard host the Tree of Hope Radiothon, on November 27, 2009, at the Dieppe Community College (CCNB, Campus de Dieppe). In this interactive 360° image captured at 2:20 PM, the hosts receive a donation cheque from representatives of one of the many organizations that participate in the fund raiser. In total, $1,610,866 were collected this year.

Broadcast over a period of 14 hours on Radio-Canada Acadie's radio network, the radiothon is the main event of the fund-raising campaign that stretched over the whole year in many communities of New Brunswick. For the first time, the last hour of the radiothon was also broadcast on Radio-Canada’s Première chaîne television network and on CBC radio also contributed by holding a radiothon, from 6 to 10 AM on the previous day.

Each year, many artists contribute by entertaining the listeners, viewers and local crowd and by encouraging generous donations. This year (2009), marks the 20th anniversary of the Tree of Hope Campaign organized by the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital Foundation (Fondation Hôpital Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont). The on-going fight against cancer is a rallying point for many people that have been affected, either directly or indirectly, by this disease. Since its inception, the Tree of Hope Campaign has raised over $11 million with the help of many volunteers, artists, organisations and public figures.

"The Tree of Hope Campaign is an annual event of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital Foundation which furthers the development of the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre, improves quality of care for patients staying at the Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge and enhances cancer research efforts of the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute (ACRI)." Reference:

Location: CCNB-Dieppe, Dieppe, NB, Canada
Date: 2009/11/27 2:20 PM
Details: 360 x 180 degrees, full spherical panorama