Community members going bald this weekend

Around 60 community members will be going bald this weekend, to raise money for Cancer diagnostic and treatment equipment.

This Saturday is Bluey Day at the Hospital, where participants fundraise, on a promise to shave their heads.

Fund Development Officer Ashley Bentley says the event is crucial for the Hospital.

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Moose FM is holding a barbeque on site, where donations will also be accepted, with all proceeds going towards the event.

Bentley says the foundation hopes to raise 100 thousand dollars. She says participants are going around the community looking for sponsors before the big day.

Bentley says everyone is encouraged to come watch the participants shave it all off.

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Participants include Cancer survivors, Cancer patients, prominent leaders, and everyday citizens. Executive Director for the Hospital Foundation Janice Isberg will be one of many to sacrifice her locks.

Bluey Day will be held at the Ambulance Bay at the Hospital, located at 9636 – 100 Avenue. The event runs from 10 in the morning until 3pm.

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