FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s 22nd Annual Bluey Day wrapped up on the weekend, with the final 11 participants getting their heads shaved.
Over the past four months, 32 participants raised over $91,000 of the $100,000 goal.
Funds raised will go towards the Cancer Treatment and Diagnostic fund and the purchase of a SPECT/CT scanner in the Nuclear Imaging Department at the hospital.
“Bluey Day is really a combined community effort. From the participants and their family members, friends, and co-workers, to local businesses, and huge corporations, and the incredible staff at Coach Barbers that have been supporting this event for 17 years. So many lives have been touched by cancer and it is a beautiful thing to see so many come together to support this cause. We at The Foundation are so thankful to all those involved in making Bluey Day a huge success,” says Tanya Richardson, Event Coordinator.
Of the 32 participants, 11 were able to donate their hair to Wigs for Kids BC, an organization that works to improve the quality of life for kids dealing with cancer by providing free wigs.
Since 1999, more than 700 participants have taken part in Bluey Day and helped to raise more than $2 million for the Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund.