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St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to raise money to find the best treatments for kids with cancer

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What: St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event.

When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Eagle Fire Station.

More information: stbaldricks.org.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation — a volunteer-powered organization dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research — will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Eagle Fire Station (425 East Third St. in Eagle) on Saturday; more than 100 individuals will shave their heads to raise money for lifesaving research.

Every two minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer; one in five won’t survive, and those who do often suffer long-term effects from treatments too harsh for their developing bodies. Kids are special, and at St. Baldrick’s we treat them that way. From its beginnings, St. Baldrick’s has believed that kids deserve the chance to be kids — fun-loving, carefree, refreshingly honest and always a little goofy — and deserve the chance at a future. That’s why donations raised at events like this have made it possible for St. Baldrick’s to fund more than $200 million to support the development of childhood cancer treatments that are as unique as every kid.

The head shavings will commence at 11 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. In addition to the hair shaving fun, there will be a silent auction and a Knight’s of the Bald Table celebration honoring those who have shaved their heads for the past seven years.

Over the past 13 years, the Eagle head-shaving event has raised more than $500,000 — a huge milestone.

Rustle up some sponsors and register to shave at stbaldricks.org and search “Greater Eagle Fire Department.” If you’d rather keep your hair, come enjoy the day, and help us set a new fundraising record for pediatric cancer this year. All proceeds benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Together we’ll conquer kids’ cancer.