Story and photos by Rebecca DeBolt, Club Customer Service Representative
The 21st annual local St. Baldrick’s fundraiser returned Aug. 5 to the Vineyards at Porter Ranch for another great year supporting the fight against childhood cancers.
The St. Baldrick’s head-shave event – a local fundraiser managed by members of the LAPD and LAFD that’s part of a national charity – returned for its second year in person after a pandemic hiatus.
St. Baldrick’s invites people to have their heads shaved bald, and to raise sponsors for their endeavor. The event raises funds nationally to fight childhood cancers.
The event included a free breakfast, face-painting and rides for the family, live music, and more.
Councilmember John Lee and the Council District 12 office sponsored the event. Original Co-Organizers of the LAPD/LAFD event were Retired LAFD Capt. Waldie Brangham and Retired LAPD Lt. Greg Doyle. This year’s co-organizers were LAFD Capt. Danny Wu, Club Board Member, who took over in 2007, and LAPD Det. Nick Sinclair, who took over in 2015.
Local organizers say they have raised more than $1 million over the previous 20 years. The Club has been an official sponsor annually.
Congratulations to the local organizers and everyone who participated in this great annual event!