50 FIREFIGHTERS TO SHAVE HEADS CUT IS CANCER BENEFIT.Byline: GIDEON RUBIN
PALMDALE -- About 50 firefighters from Station 24 will shave shave (shav)
1. to cut at or parallel to the surface of the skin.
2. to remove the beard or other body hair by such a process.
3. to cut thin slices from or to cut into thin slices. their heads Saturday to raise money and morale for children with cancer as part of an international charity event.
Station 24 will participate in the St. Baldrick's Foundation The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a non-profit charity, based in the United States. The foundation raises money for childhood cancer research primarily through head-shaving events. event for a second straight year. It will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Sweetwater Cafe in Agua Dulce Agua Dulce is Spanish for "sweet water". It also refers to various locations:
Saturday's event will feature food and entertainment, including live music. Young cancer survivors Cancer survivors are those individuals with cancer of any type, current or past, who are still living. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) pioneered the definition of survivor as from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life, a person diagnosed with as well as those undergoing treatment will be at the event.
The firefighters raised more than $23,000 last year, and they hope to raise $50,000 on Saturday, Fire Department Inspector Jason Hurd said. Proceeds from the event benefit pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.
Of or relating to pediatrics. cancer research.
"The biggest thing is showing moral support for the children going through this," Hurd said. "It's important that we show support for children who've lost their hair to make them feel that they aren't different than anyone else."
St. Baldrick's is the biggest volunteer fundraising
If you go
The St. Baldrick's Foundation event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Sweetwater Cafe in Agua Dulce. For more information or to make donations: www.stbaldricks.org.
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