For the 16th year, the Foundation is looking for volunteers to raise money and shave their heads on Bluey Day. So far, 35 people have signed up, but event organizer Ashley Bentley is hoping for at least 50 people to take part, in order to reach the goal of $100,000.
All donations remain in the community, to be used for people in the community who are suffering from cancer. The proceeds of this year’s Be Brave and Shave event will be used to purchase equipment used to aid in the comfort, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer in the Fort St. John Hospital. The funds also ensure that the Foundation can meet both the long-term and emergent needs of the hospital as medical staff work on early diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Each participant is asked to raise $500 and have their head shaved. Many people set much higher personal goals, as demonstrated in 2013 when 47 participants raised $101,000, surpassing the Foundation’s goal.