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Local 311 fire department hosts head-shaving event to raise money for cancer

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Firefighter's local 311 hosts the St. Baldrick's Foundation head shaving event to raise funds for cancer research.

They have a goal to raise $25,000 for research. About 50 volunteers in the Madison area will get bald to make it happen.

Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research and funding the most promising research initiatives to find cures.

As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the Foundation hosts signature head-shaving events where volunteers collect pledges and then shave their heads in solidarity with children fighting cancer.

The event will be on Sunday, March 16 starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Coliseum Bar at 232 East Olin Avenue in Madison.

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