Registration opens March 1 for this year's Bluey Day cancer fighting fundraiser in support of the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation.
This will the 22nd year of the event, a day to ‘Be Brave & Shave’ in support of cancer victims and survivors, and raise money for local treatment and support services.
Last year's event raised $110,000, and a staggering $1.9 million for the Foundation's Cancer Diagnostic and Care Fund since it first began.
"It is amazing to think that more than 700 supporters of every age, young and old have shaved their heads since Constable Kevin Kult and the Foundation first started back in 1999," said Foundation Executive Director Niki Hedges. "100% of the funds stay local to purchase high performance medical equipment for cancer patients that rely on the Fort St John Hospital & Cancer Treatment Center for diagnosis, treatment, and care."
This year's event will be held Saturday, May 15, at the Fort St John Curling Club. Coach Barbers will be helping shave participants heads and beards.
To ensure participants safety is a priority, the Foundation says it will be following health advisories with safety protocols and social distancing in place.
The Foundation is inviting individuals, families, friends, and businesses to register individually or as a team.
To register online, go to fsjhospitalfoundation.ca starting March 1.
To register in person, phone 250-261-7563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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