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[FORT ST. JOHN, June 4, 2024] – The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation is once again partnering with Bell Media’s Move 98.5 FM crew for the annual Have a Heart Radiothon. The event will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM at Home Hardware, located at 9820 108 Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 0A7.

The community is invited to join in person, call to support, or donate online at https://fsjhospitalfoundation.ca/events/#haveaheart

This year’s goal is to raise $50,000 for the Peace Villa Residential Care Facility. PETRONAS and Dr. Henry Ma of Accent Dental and Apex Dental will generously match donations up to $10,000 each.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to purchase Serene Edge mattresses. These specialized mattresses inflate and deflate as needed to provide comfort, prevent and reduce pressure sores for the residents, and lessen the need for staff to turn residents every 30 minutes to 2 hours.

“The population of residents at Peace Villa are frail, and some are bedridden. These factors can lead to pressure sores, causing pain for the residents,” said Pat Evans, Manager for Residential Care at Peace Villa Residential Care Facility. She added, “These mattresses will offer both preventative and restorative benefits for residents.”

Every donation, big or small, will contribute significantly toward reaching this goal. For more information, contact the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation at 250.261.7563.