This Thursday, members of the Middletown Fire Department will be shaving their heads to show support for children battling all forms of cancer. The St. Baldrick's Foundation, which sponsors the event, uses funds raised to support research organizations that specialize in treating and supporting the victims of childhood cancers. We shave our heads to show solidarity with the children the organization assists, and to show them that being bald really isn't all that bad. This is our third year in a row participating in the event, along with firefighters from all over the state, and we are well on our way to reaching our fundraising goal of $2,500.
Several community members have already generously donated, helping us to make it just below the $1,000 mark as of Monday morning, and we are hoping to meet our goal by the time we arrive at the event on Thursday evening. If you would like to donate to the MFD team, please visit our team page and donate online; alternatively, you can print a donation form and mail your donation directly to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. From our page, you can also read more about what the organization does and how your donation will be put to good use.
From all of our "shavees," I'd like to thank you all for your generosity thus far, and for your continued support of this and all of our charitable efforts throughout the community.
All the best,
2013 Team Captain