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May 21, 2012 -- This past Saturday at Oaks Amusement Park, Portland Police officers and firefighters teamed up to have their heads shaved as part of the 2012 St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser for children's cancer research. Also in attendance where members of the Portland Timbers and Mayor Sam Adams.
Portland Police Officers proudy show off their shaved heads
Photo courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau
The goal of the police officers and firefighters was to raise $10,000 but they exceeded that goal, raising $14,435! Portland Fire Captain Jesse Scroggins raised an astonishing $9,420.00 for the Portland Police and Fire Team.
Portland Fire Station 14 (Alberta Park) Firefighters before...
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. The Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S.government. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, a child’s best hope for a cure. Since the Foundation’s first grants as an independent charity in 2005, St. Baldrick’s has funded more than $78 million in childhood cancer research. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, visit www.StBaldricks.org.
Interested in making a donation to the Portland Police and Fire Team? Visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/78547/2012.