Clearwater Firefighters Shave Heads to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research
Some Clearwater firefighters will have a lot less hair come March 14th. Why? They are going bald to raise money for childhood cancer research. Five firefighters will shave their heads during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation event at Big Shots Sports Bar, 2451 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater on March 14, at 1 p.m. Family, friends, doctors, nurses, children and others who have been touched by cancer will cheer them on as they loose their hair.
Lindsey Rose will also be cheering. She is an eight-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on Christmas Eve and recently lost her hair. “People call us heroes, but it’s brave children, like Lindsey, fighting this disease who are the real heroes,” said Assistant Chief of Health and Safety Doug Swartz.
The Clearwater Fire & Rescue team, Firefighters 4 Lindsey, includes Assistant Chief of Health & Safety Doug Swartz, Lieutenant William Wargin, Driver/Operator Patrick Conrey, Driver Operator Matt Schad and Firefighter Mike Cannarelli. Together they have raised over $1,000 in donations.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises money and awareness globally for childhood cancer research. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s event visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/event_info.php?EventKey=2009-619#.
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