Slideshow: Town of Darien firefighters’ St. Baldrick’s event raises nearly $100k

Broderick Usher goes bald for St. Baldrick's, with a trim from Christiana Morales

Rowan Kennedy and Antanetta Gashaj before

Rowan Kennedy and Antanetta Gashaj after


 Preston Hidy


Christiana Morales with Lucas deGraaff

All photos by Laureen Vellante

The Town of Darien’s firefighters invite the community to “brave a shave for kids with cancer” with their annual St. Baldrick’s event.

The Saturday night event was on April 1,  at the Darien Fire Department, 848 Post Road, Darien. More than 70 people attended according to Darien’s assistant chief, Shane Smith.

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.

More info: Contact Shane SmithTown Of Darien Firefighters Shave The Way For Kids With Cancer,

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