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2021 Bluey Day raises $91,000 for Hospital Foundation

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundations 22nd Annual Bluey Days wrapped up last Saturday, September 18th at Coach Barbers with 11 final participants getting their heads shaved.

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundations 22nd Annual Bluey Days wrapped up last Saturday, September 18th at Coach Barbers with 11 final participants getting their heads shaved.  

Over the past four months, 32 participants, with the help of nearly 800 personal and corporate donors, managed to raise over $91,000 of the $100,000 goal for the Cancer Treatment and Diagnostic fund with more donations still rolling in. These funds have been directed specifically toward the SPECT/CT scanner in the Nuclear Imaging Department at the Fort St. John 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," said Foundation events co-ordinator Tanya Richardson. "So many lives have been touched by cancer and it is a beautiful thing to see so many come together in support of this cause. We at The Foundation, are so thankful to all those involved in making Bluey Day a huge success."

Of the 32 participants, 11 were able to donate their long locks to Wigs For Kids BC, an organization dedicated to “improving the quality of life for kids dealing with cancer by providing free wigs for any child who needs one.” 

Since 1999, more than 700 participants have joined Bluey Day and the event has now raised more than $2 Million for the Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund of the Hospital Foundation.