St. Baldricks - Shave the Date!
That hair is looking a bit shaggy boys and gals:
- Once again, the St. Baldrick's Organization has requested the assistance of the men and women of the Chicago Police Department in 2013. For those unfamiliar, St. Baldrick's is an organization that raises money that goes towards research of a cure for childhood cancer. Participants agree to shave their heads in support of the kids who lose their hair in chemo treatments, and seek pledges for doing so. Participants with longer hair are also able to donate hair longer than 12" to be used by "Locks of Love" or other organizations to make wigs for the patients that do lose their hair.
Save the date, the 2013 event will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Training Academy , Area 5, and 022. Last year we surpassed a total $500,000 raised in just five years to help fund research to find a cure for a disease that personally affects so many of us. Thank you for your continued support and efforts!
Our goal this year is to get over 350 participants for the first time. Please encourage any friends and families to join us this year and be a part of helping this great cause.
Details and a link to sign up will be out shortly but for those follicly challenged like me, I wanted to get word out as soon as possible so you can let your hair hang low.
Should you have any questions or want to find out about volunteer opportunities, please contact: Bill O'Reilly for the Academy event at firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Murphy for the 022 event at email@example.com and Anne Zamzow for the Area 5 event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date - 22 March.