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This year’s fundraising goal is $100,000, which if raised, would compete the fundraising for the purchase of the new mammography machine.

The fundraiser’s Be Brave & Shave participants have agreed to raise at least $500 through sponsorship of family, friends and businesses, them come Saturday, will shave their heads in support of those affected by cancer.

To meet the $100,000 target, organizers of the fundraiser hope to have at least 75 head shavers each actively participating in the search for sponsors.

As of now, there are 62 participants who will be shaving their heads, and despite that number being a bit less than 75, Ashley Bentley, Executive Director of the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation, says shes in hopeful that amount of shavers will help the foundation reach its goal.

The event will be running from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will be taking place at the B.C. Ambulance Station.

There will also be a group of local firemen showing their support for cancer patients and survivors, who will gather at noon to shave their heads.

Since its conception in 1998, Fort St. John’s Bluey Day has become an established fundraiser, raising over $1 million worth of funds which have stayed within the community to support the fight against cancer.

The foundation’s goal is to provide as much medical equipment as possible so patients can remain in their community, alleviating the additional stresses of travel arrangements during an already stressful time.  

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