Bluey Day 2020

Re-scheduled for September 12, 2020

For more information on how to register as a participant contact the FSJ Hospital Foundation office: P: 250.261.7563 or Email: fsjhf@northernhealth.ca or you can register online at:  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/fort-st-john-hospital-foundation/p2p/bluey-day-registration.

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation invites individuals, families, friends, and businesses to register individually or as a team to “Be Brave and Shave” for the 21st Annual Bluey Day. Participants grow their hair, and collect pledges from the community to have their head/facial hair shaved on Bluey Day. Participants are key to this fundraiser. Each “Be Brave & Shave” participant raises a minimum of $250 to have their head shaved or to, but most set a much higher personal goal. Participants will fundraise, seeking sponsorship from family, friends and businesses. Each participant has a personal reason for shaving; it might be a young child shaving for his grandparent or entire families or teams shaving in support of someone special. Regardless of the reason, they all share the desire to do what they can.

This event brings our entire community together to support the participants who shave their heads at the BC Ambulance Services building in support of people who are undergoing treatment. People who are shaving their heads are doing it to show they really care and they want to show their support for people, family, friends who are “living with cancer”, “having treatment for cancer” or “recovering from cancer treatment”, and “for those who are in remission and have passed that milestone”.

The goal this year is to raise funds for the Cancer Diagnostic and Care fund to help purchase emergent equipment needs for the Diagnostic Imaging Department, Laboratory, Operating Theatre, and Endoscopy Suite to help with early screening and diagnosis of cancer and for the Cancer Treatment Centre so that wherever possible cancer patients can remain here at home with diagnosis and treatment options to stay close to family and friends.

All funds raised from Bluey Day events enables the Foundation to pledge towards the purchase of equipment used for early early detection, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer. For example past examples are: $150,000 towards the MRI machine, $206,000 for a software upgrade for the Hospital’s CT scanner to lower the radiation dose to patients, a Gastroscope and Hysteroscope for our Surgical Department and a Histo Tissue Processor for the Laboratory. Through the generosity of donors over $1.9 million to the Foundation’s Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund has been raised. 100% of the funds stays in our community.