Registration to participate in the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s 17th Annual Bluey Day is now open.
Participants will be spending the next three months growing their hair and collecting donations from family, friends, and businesses. Then, on Bluey Day — which will be held on May 28, 2016 — their head will be shaved.
Each participant agrees to raise at least $500 for Bluey Day.
“Bluey Day is about celebrating. Celebrating those with cancer, survivors of cancer, and the lives of those we’ve lost to cancer,” said Executive Director Ashley Bentley.
“It’s a day to remember and reflect while trying to make the journey better for future patients.”
The Foundation’s goal this year is to have 50 participants raise $100,000 for equipment that can help diagnose, treat, and comfort patients with cancer at the Fort St. John Hospital.
With funds raised from previous years, a $200,000 software upgrade for the CT scanner was bought last spring. With the upgrade, the amount of radiation patients receive during a CT scan has been reduced — while producing higher quality images.
The Foundation’s first Bluey Day was held in 1998, and through the generosity of donors, over $1.5 million has been raised, with 100 per cent of the funds raised have stayed in the community to support patients with cancer.
For more information about participating, volunteering, sponsoring or donating, contact the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s office at 250-261-7563.