Save the date: Bluey Day goes Sept. 12

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation says its annual cancer fighting fundraiser Bluey Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12.

The 21st annual event, which has raised nearly $2 million for cancer equipment and services at the hospital, usually takes place in May, but that was postponed due to COVID related restrictions. Following health advisories, limited participants can be accommodated, and the Wigs for Kids Program will not be available this year, the Foundation said.

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Registration is open until Aug. 8 by clicking here. Bluey Day participants will spend the next three months growing out their hair and will have their head shaved at the BC Ambulance building on 96 Street.

"The Hospital Foundation invites individuals, families, friends, and businesses to register individually or as a team and to Be Brave and Shave," the Foundation said.

More than 700 supporters have shaved their heads and raised more than $1.9 million since the fundraiser began in Fort St. John in 1999.

The 2019 event raised more than $80,000 in support of the Foundation's campaign to buy a Histo Tissue Processor for the hospital laboratory, which preserves biopsy and tissue specimen quality for a more accurate diagnosis.

Those loong for more info can call the Foundation at 250-261-7563.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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