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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:24

Over $108,000 Raised for Cancer Treatment Locally

The 18th Annual Bluey Day exceeded all expectations this year and has brought in over $108,000 with more donations expected in the coming days.  All of these donations are dedicated to cancer treatment in Fort St John.  

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Chris Maundrell, Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Board Chair was glad to “Be Brave & Shave” this year.

30 participants were brave enough to shave their heads in support of cancer treatment in the region, and solicited their friends and family to support their courage.  Many of their stories are emotional and about how the disease has affect themselves or their loved ones.

“The generosity of this community never ceases to amazing me.  I could not be prouder of the ‘Be Brave & Shave’ participants who really outdid themselves in their fundraising efforts and their bravery in shedding their locks,” says Jennifer Moore, Executive Directors of the FSJ Hospital Foundation.  “This was a great way for me to start my time with the Foundation.  I am thrilled with the results and attribute the overwhelming success all to the participants, volunteers, and my staff who organized the event.”

The goal for 2017 was $100,000, and with the early donation from Mrs. Mucci in honour of her late husband Edmondo, this year’s final number will be north of $160,000 dedicated to the Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund.  100% of these funds stay in the community.

This event would not be possible without the support of the amazing sponsors.  The support from the business community in this region is second to none