Los Alamos Firefighters Going Bald in Fight to Cure Childhood Cancers

Firefighters and  family members turned out to participate and support each other at last year’s charitable head shaving event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, left, and several of the many firefighter shavees from last year’s event lined up at Station 3. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

For the second year in a row, Los Alamos firefighters will have their head shaved to raise critical funds for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. This inspirational event runs 9 a.m to noon, March 15 at Fire Station 3,129 N.M. 4 in White Rock. Visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/9945/2014
Nearly $5,000 was raised last year as 31 local firefighters went under the electric shears to help fund the most promising research to find cures for kids with cancer.

St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events are taking place around the world from Hong Kong to Honolulu and everywhere in between—all with one goal—to cure childhood cancer. The head-shaving events began as a challenge between businessmen and have grown from one event in 2000 to over 1,300 events in 2012. These events take place in pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, malls, military bases, firehouses and many other locations.

To learn more, visit www.stbaldricks.org.