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Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:34

FSJ Hospital Foundation Kicks off Bluey Day Fundraising with $50,000 donation!

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation is pleased to kick off the Bluey Day fundraising efforts with a $50,000 donation towards the Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund.

On April 7, the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation was excited to accept a $50,000 donation from Giovanna Mucci, in honour of her late husband Edmondo Mucci, a long-time resident of Fort St. John, who passed away from Leukemia in 2001.

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Giovanna Mucci presenting Jessica Kalman, Chief Development Office at the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation with a $50,000 donation.

Edmondo and Giovanna arrived to Fort St. John in 1959 from Italy.  Together they were long time and hardworking business owners in the community for 50 years; starting with Westend Grocery, and then went on to own and operate 4M Furniture for 35 years.  Giovanna indicated that it was important to both herself and Edmondo that they give back to the community in which they live.

Chief Development Officer, Jessica Kalman commented “We are so pleased to receive this generous donation, and are extremely grateful to Giovanna for thinking of the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation as a recipient for her donation.  Edmondo will be remembered as a hardworking and community minded person and through this donation in his honour, his impact on our community and his legacy of kindness, and generosity, will continue!”

Jessica went on to explain, “We are hoping for at least 25 more people to sign up to participate in Bluey Day in order to reach our participant fundraising goal of $100,000 for the Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund.  This substantial donation of $50,000 allows us to aim higher and open up more opportunities to enhance care and comfort for patients touched by cancer at the Fort St. John Hospital.”