The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation invites individuals, families, friends, and businesses to register individually or as a team for the Annual Bluey Day “Be Brave and Shave” fundraising event. Participants grow their hair, and collect pledges through their network of family, friends and businesses to have their head/facial hair shaved on Bluey Day. Some have their hair cut if it is long enough to donate to the ‘Wigs for Kids’ program. Participants are key to this fundraiser. Each ‘Be Brave & Shave’ participant raises a minimum of $500 to have their head shaved, but most set a much higher personal goal. Feel free to contact the FSJ Hospital Foundation P: 250.261.7563 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This event brings our entire community together to support the participants who shave their heads. People who are shaving their heads are doing it to show they really care and they want to show their support for someone “living with cancer”, “having treatment for cancer” or “recovering from cancer treatment”, and “for those who are in remission and have passed that milestone”.
Funds raised for the Cancer Diagnostic and Care fund help purchase emergent equipment needs for the Diagnostic Imaging Department, Laboratory, Surgical Department, and Endoscopy Suite for 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.
Through the generosity of donors over $1.9 million has been raised. 100% of the funds stays in our community. All funds raised from Bluey Day events enables the Foundation to purchase up to date medical equipment for early early detection, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer, for example $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.