'Shavees' needed for annual St. Baldrick's event

The Huntington Fire Co. #3, of the Shelton Fire Department, host its annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser to benefit childhood cancer research on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m.

Event organizers are looking for volunteers to shave their heads and donations of raffle prizes. The event will be at Downtown Danny O’s, 441 Howe Avenue.

Volunteers, often referred to as “shavees,” get their heads shaved to show solidarity for children undergoing treatment for cancer. Last year volunteers raised more than $7,000, and are hoping to have a bigger and better turnout this year.

Last year, two firefighters with more than 50 years of experience between the two of them, raised more than $1,000 to shave their mustaches for the first time in over 25 years. People can create private groups and join the fundraiser and compete with other groups in the event for a prize.

The St. Baldrick’s organization began in 2000 when a group of reinsurance executives turned a St. Patrick’s Day party into a head shaving fundraiser. The organization now awards more research grants than any other organization with the exception of the U.S. government.

For more information, visit: stbaldricks.org/events/hfc3, facebook.com/HFC3STBALDRICKS or call Mark Starzecki at 203-513-0300.