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16 Carlsbad Police and Firefighters Going Bald For Rady Children's Hospital

The Carlsbad team has raised over three times its goal and recruited nearly twice as many people as planned for Sunday's event to benefit pediatric cancer research. You can join in by sponsoring them.

More than a dozen and will give up their hair for a good cause Sunday, as they represent the community by having their heads shaved to support children's cancer research.

Team Carlsbad Leader Officer Jason Krawczyk tells Carlsbad Patch, “If you know anything about Rady Children’s Hospital, then you know what an incredible place it is.  Let’s help them make some miracles for these brave kids!”

You can help – and keep all your hair too – by going to Team Carlsbad's sponsorship page on the Be Brave and Shave event site to pledge your support.

The event, at Sport Clips, 4941 Clairemont Drive in Clairemont Town Square, begins at 11 a.m.

About 40 public safety officials across San Diego county will be joining in to benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children's Hospital.

Aside from the goal of raising thousands to support cancer research, Diane Kendrick of the Rady Children's Hospital Foundation, said the shaved heads help show  solidarity to the ailing children who are forced to lose their hair. 

“It's a great statement to make in support of these kids,” she said.

The event also will include music by law enforcement band Title-18, visits by children who are ailing or in remission and drawings for prizes.

To register, donate or learn more information about the event and the officers and firefighters involved, go to:BeBraveandShave.kintera.org/teamcarlsbad 

Online registration ended Thursday, but donations will continue to be accepted through next week, Kendrick said.

Would you shave your hair for a good cause? Tell us in comments.

Corinne May 18, 2012 at 05:03 PM
That is awesome!!! Great for ALL to see that small gestures of kindness have huge a impact on healing.
Deanne Goodman May 23, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Just found out $18,700 was raised that day for Rady Children's Hospital!

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