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Eagle: Firefighters and others will sacrifice hair for pediatric cancer research

Eagle Valley Enterprise
Eagle, CO Colorado

Heads won’t roll, but they will shine when the Eagle Fire Department stages its annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser on March 6.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has issued a lofty challenge to everyone who wants to help raise money: Be a hero for kids with cancer by shaving your head in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family.

Participants find that shaving their head in solidarity with the 160,000 children who are diagnosed with cancer each year is a small sacrifice in comparison to what these children endure, and want to raise money to help find a cure for children with cancer now and in the future.

Events will be held locally at the Eagle Fire Station, 425 E. Third St., Eagle. The head-shavings will commence at 1 p.m. Eagle Fire Chief Jon Asper, his crew, and adults and kids from all over the valley will be shaving their heads to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Events for the day include a silent auction, a “barber’s rodeo,” food, and performances by the Eagle Valley Children’s Chorale and Eagle Valley High School Dance Team.

Register to shave at http://www.stbaldricks.org and search Eagle, Colorado. People who want to hang onto their hair are welcome to come enjoy the day and be a part of setting a new fundraising record for pediatric cancer this year.


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