Going Bald to Fight Childhood Cancer
Barrington firefighters have their heads shaved to raise money for the Saint Baldrick's organization.
Eight members of Barrington Firefighters Local 1774 gave up their hair last Thursday night to help fight childhood cancer.
The firefighters joined other firefighters from cities and towns throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts in the annual Saint Baldrick's fundraising event, which helps to raise money for research into childhood cancer.
In short, they had their heads shaved to fulfill a pledge to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and strangers alike who made donations to the cause, said Matthew Kane, Barrington team captain.
The Barrington Fire Department has participated in the Saint Baldrick's event for the past five years, raising $10,430, said Kane. This year’s event was held at Fat Belly's Pub in Providence.
The Barrington firefighters surpassed their goal of $2,500 in donations by raising $3,251, Kane said. You can still make a donation by clicking here.