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Twenty three people showed up at Fuller Lodge to get their heads shaved for a good cause Friday morning – to help the Los Alamos Fire Department raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
The foundation helps fund cancer research for children, mostly through community “cutathons,” where people can pledge money to the foundation and then get their heads shaved.
This is the fifth year the LAFD has hosted the event in Los Alamos. Fire Capt. Micah Brittelle organized the charity event from the beginning.
“It seemed to me like a really great cause,” Brittelle said. “I just thought it would be nice to have an event like this here in Los Alamos.”
The St. Baldrick’s Los Alamos County Fire Department donation page shows the department has so far raised more than $1,300 for the one day event, and that number will continue to grow as donations continue to come in.
Last year, the fire department raised $7,500 for St. Baldrick’s. The department is hoping to match or exceed the same goal this year.
Residents who want to help the fire department reach this year’s goal can go to stbaldricks.org web page, find “Los Alamos Fire Department” and donate. The page will be up all year.