Just the other day, as Claycord.com reported, Chloe, a 7-year-old girl in our community died on April 3 after being diagnosed just six months ago with a brain tumor.
Edwards says that participants find that shaving their head is a small sacrifice in comparison to what these children endure, and want to raise money to help find a cure for children with cancer now and in the future.
The Walnut Creek-sponsored event will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the community center, 1375 Civic Drive . The head-shavings will commence from 4:30-8:30 PM. The police department is coordinating this fundraiser and encouraging other law enforcement organizations, firefighters, businessmen, clubs, teams, groups, etc to come participate.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation makes grants to research institutions to find new cures for childhood cancer, and to find treatments to ensure a better quality of life for patients and survivors.
The foundation funds research projects conducted by established pediatric cancer experts, as well as younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, offering the best available care for every child.
For more information, visit the event website, or contact Sergeant Lanny Edwards with the Walnut Creek Police at (925) 256-3596.