The Town of Darien’s firefighters invite the community to “brave a shave for kids with cancer” with their annual St. Baldrick’s event.
At last year’s third annual event, the three combined Darien Fire Departments benefits, participants have raised $145,000 for the cause.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered 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. We coordinate our signature head-shaving events and other fundraisers, giving thousands of volunteers worldwide a chance to raise money to support lifesaving childhood cancer research. St. Baldrick’s events are the largest volunteer-powered fundraising opportunity benefitting pediatric cancer research.
The name “St. Baldrick’s” is a combination of the words “bald” and “St. Patrick’s,” since the first event was held in 2000 on March 17, which is St. Patrick’s Day.