STAMFORD, Conn. -- More than a dozen Stamford professional firefighters raise awareness and funds for children with cancer, by going bald at the St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving ceremony held at Bradford’s Grill on Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m.
The soon to be bald participants have been collecting donations to support charitable efforts and show solidarity with victims of childhood cancer. All donations go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation (www.StBaldricks.org), a national organization that funds research to find cures for childhood cancer.
Stamford professional firefighters have been working with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation since 2011. To date, the SPFFA’s team has raised more than $39,000 for the cause.
“Our firefighters are passionate about giving back to the community, even if it means going temporarily bald to achieve that objective," Brendan Keatley, president of the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, said in a statement. "For several years running, we have worked with St. Baldrick’s Foundation in the hope that one day no child will have to suffer from cancer. Since the first year, we’ve had 28 of our firefighters shave their heads in support of children who battle this terrible disease.”
To register or donate, visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/stamfordfire or contact Sean Daly at 203-536-4591.