FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The final count is in, and the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s 22nd Annual Bluey Day has surpassed its fundraising goal.

This year’s 32 participants raised $4,844 over and above the Foundation’s $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.

The Top Fundraiser Bluey Day Trophy went to Jim Reeder, who raised $15,000, and this was his 17th time shaving his head for the Foundation.

After the final 11 participants had their heads shaved last month, the Foundation announced that a total of $91,000 had been raised. However, more donations kept flowing in.

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.