Bette Ann & John’s story
While many of our Foundation's volunteers support our existing programs, others find their very own way to give back.
In 2000, a group of four St. Martins residents started the Fundy Trail Cancer Walk. What began as a small community event has grown into a staple in the Foundation's annual event calendar, and has raised more than $140,000 for cancer treatment at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
"The walk is nature at its best," said Bette Ann Chatterton, one of the walk's organizers and Mayor of St. Martins. "For people fighting or dealing with cancer, it can be exactly what you need- some time in nature to be quiet and at peace."
For Bette Ann and her husband John, the connection to cancer is personal. Bette Ann's father had cancer, as did both of John's parents.
Bette Ann says she's been impressed by the generosity of community members who have helped out with the event, year after year.
"All you have to do is ask and people are there," she said. "The Foundation does exactly what the people of New Brunswick do- they step up and help where there is a need. And there is a need for the funds they raise."