Bluey Days

On May 27th participants will gather at the BC Ambulance Building to “Be Brave & Shave”. The 2019 campaign goal is to raise $100,000 for the Foundation’s Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund. Donations to this fund are used to purchase equipment that aids in the comfort, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with cancer at our hospital. It also ensures the Foundation can meet both the long-term and emergent needs of our hospital as our medical staff works on early diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer.

With the funds raised from previous Bluey Day events, the Foundation was able to pledge $150,000 towards the MRI, purchase a $206,000 software upgrade to the Hospital’s CT scanner which allows the Hospital’s radiologist technicians to lower the radiation dose to patients, as well as a Gastroscope and Hysteroscope for our surgery department, which are both used for early detection and diagnosis of cancer.

Bluey Day participants are key to this fundraiser. Each “Be Brave & Shave” participant agrees to raise at least $500 to have their head shaved or have their ponytail cut off, but most set much higher personal goals. Individuals who don’t want to shave, can participate by growing their hair for a wig, hair must be a minimum of 8 inches long to donate. These amazing individuals seek sponsorship from family, friends and businesses. To meet the $100,000 target the Foundation hopes to have at least 50 head shavers or ponytail cutters. Each actively participating in seeking sponsorships. Each participant has a personal reason for shaving. It might be a young child shaving for his grandma or entire families shaving in support of their neighbour and friend. Regardless of the reason, they share the desire to do what they can to help battle this disease.

Bluey Day in Fort St. John was established in 1998 and through the generosity of donors over $1.6 million has been raised! 100% of those funds have stayed in our community to support our citizens dealing with cancer.

This is a family friendly event that brings our entire community together. Participants, volunteers, businesses, families and friends all gather to celebrate and support our local cancer survivors, those currently battling the disease as well as remembering those we have lost.

To Register, click here to Download the 2019 Bluey Days Package and drop it off at the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation (located in the FSJ Hospital, around the corner from gift shop. Hours: Mon-Fri • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm or email your package to fsjhf@northernhealth.ca

 

 

Be An Angel Gala

Guests wine and dine at The Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre in November at our signature event the “Be an Angel” Gala. The Ralph Pomeroy Ballroom is transformed by the FSJ Hospital Foundation decorating committee (Chris Worton, Janet Moody and Veronica Page) into into an enchanting vision. The Celebration includes raffles, games, entertainment, auctions and the presentation of the Janet Taylor Award, to a deserving member of our community that has shown exemplary support of the FSJ Hospital Foundation. All the proceeds from the Gala go to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation.

22nd Annual “Be an Angel” Gala on Nov. 3, 2018 raised over $130,000!

Event highlights included a VERY animated reading of “The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Judge Brian Daley, Deb and Mike Butler regaling guests with an original song about the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary, and a live auction conducted by the exuberant Kevin Busche of Short Busche Auctions. Guests enjoyed bidding on 50 packages in the silent auction thanks to the amazing support of local business and individuals that donated over 127 auction items.

This year the recipient of the 2018 Janet Taylor Award was Valerie Powell. Valerie served as a Director of the Hospital Board from 1992-96, she organized the original signature fundraising event of the Hospital, and is a long standing member of the Foundation. Valerie has been an invaluable volunteer for the Hospital and the Hospital Foundation for more than 30 years and exemplifies the very best of our community and is most deserving of this special award.

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation would like to thank the many guests that came to our signature annual event in support of the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation and a special thanks also goes to our 2018 Gala Sponsor: Tourmaline Oil Corp. for their generous sponsorship of $10,000 and our Angel Sponsor: Pembina Pipeline Corporation for their gracious sponsorship of $3,000.

2019 SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Gala Sponsor (Exclusive ) $10,000

As Feature Sponsor of the 22nd Annual Be an Angel Gala you will receive:
  • 1 Table of 8 tickets to the gala (VIP reserved seating)
  • Premium Logo / Name on collateral materials and Inclusions in event promotions;
  • Full Page recognition as Feature Sponsor in the dinner program
  • Verbal recognition from the stage during the event
  • Logo looped via PowerPoint during the evening (2 slides)
  • Logo / Name on Foundation website for 1 year
  • Recognition as Gala Sponsor on the Foundations Facebook page
  • Exclusivity in the category and first right to sponsor again next year
Light + Sound Sponsor (1 available) $4,000
  • 4 tickets to the Gala (reserved seating)
  • Verbal recognition from the stage during the event
  • Logo looped via PowerPoint during the evening (2 slides)
  • You or your company will be listed in the gala program as the “Northern Lights + Sound Sponsor”
  • Premium Logo / Name on collateral materials
  • Logo / Name on Foundation website for 1 year
  • Recognition as Northern Lights & Sound Sponsor on the Foundations Facebook page
Angel Sponsor (3 available) $3,000 ea.
  • 2 tickets to the Gala (reserved seating)
  • Verbal recognition from the stage during the event
  • Logo looped via PowerPoint during the evening (1 slide)
  • Prominent logo on sponsor signage at gala event, Gala Program and in post-event gala thank you Ad
  • Logo / Name on Foundation website for 1 year
  • Recognition as an Angel Sponsor on the Foundations Facebook page

To enquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact the Fort St. John Hospital foundation in theFSJ Hospital around the corner from the gift shop, 250.261.7563

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2019

Fire Fly Glow Run

Beginning at twilight, runners will start with a quick warm up and continue from the Surerus Ball Diamonds to the scenic path around the Hospital, finishing back at the ball diamonds. Both runners and their route will be illuminated with glow sticks.

Proceeds from the run will go towards the Foundation’s Endowment Fund. This fund grows annually through the interest earned on initial contributions and specific donations. Any growth added though interest to the Endowment Fund will be used to support the purchase of equipment at the Fort St. John
Hospital Foundation and Peace Villa Facility.

The Endowment Fund is a sustainable way for the Foundation to ensure equipment needs at the Hospital will be met long into the future.
Only 400 spots available, and everyone that is registered by July 15th will receive an extra swag item in their participant bags. ALL FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE A MEDAL!