On Sat., March 30, LAFD and LAPD personnel, and other City Employees, too, plan to participate in their 17th annual combined St. Baldrick’s fundraising event. Participants, or “shavees” as they are known, collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for shaving their heads. The bald heads signify solidarity with child victims of cancer, who often lose their hair while undergoing treatment. All money raised goes to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and is distributed to doctors and other researchers on the front lines of the war on childhood cancer.
Local organizers say they have raised more than $1 million over those 16 years. The local event is part of the nationwide St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
This year’s location is again Fire Station 89, 7063 Laurel Canyon Blvd. in North Hollywood. The event is set to begin at 7:30 a.m. and runs to 1:30 p.m.
Once again, the Club is an official sponsor and will be present with a booth, Club gear and Club staff.
The event will feature a raffle, a free pancake breakfast, blood and marrow drives, face painters, balloon artists, free kids’ toys and entertainment, and more. Fire and police apparatus are expected to be present for children to explore and for photo opportunities.
Participants and helpers are needed to staff this event. If you are able to help, please contact Lt. Greg Doyle at (818) 634-6127; or Firefighter Danny Wu, Club Board Member, at (626) 590-6240. If you would like to be a “shavee” or if you are interested in pledging, you can sign up at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/LAFDLAPD
Who: LAPD and LAFD Personnel (all are welcome, though)
What: Fundraiser for childhood cancer research
When: Sat., March 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: LAFD Fire Station 89, 7063 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood
Why: To raise money to fight childhood cancer
How: Sign up or donate at:http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/LAFDLAPD
For more information, contact Lt. Greg Doyle, (818) 634-6127; or LAFD Firefighter Danny Wu, (626) 590-6240.