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N. Kingstown Firefighters Go Bald For Cancer Fundraiser

Eight of NK's firefighters ventured to Providence Wednesday night to shave their heads for charity.

There are eight members of the North Kingstown Fire Department Local 1651 who are probably begging for warmer temperatures. A group of NK firefighters trekked up to McFadden's in Providence Wednesday night for the 2nd Annual St. Baldrick's Foundation event to do the unthinkable – shave their heads.

NKFD joined in with dozens of other departments (including East Greenwich, West Warwick and East Providence) and groups looking to go hairless for a good cause. Thus far, the NKFD has raised $1,734 of the nearly $31,000 raised total. The proceeds will go to the foundation, which works to find a cure for childhood cancer.

The team will continue to raise through next week.

To donate to the North Kingstown firefighters' team, click on the stbaldricks.org link and "Make a Donation." On the next page, visit the "Donate on Behalf of a Participant or Team" section and search for the "North Kingstown" team.

The St. Baldrick Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

Kudos to David Shogren, Tom McCarthy, Rob "Snoop" Meehan, John "Brooksie" Brooks, Justin Puckett, Mike "Sled" Gladhill, Freddy Divers and Jim St. Jean who all shaved their heads Wednesday night.

tom mccarthy March 25, 2011 at 05:38 PM
Thanks for being there Samantha to help us out. Tom Mccarthy
Kathleen Kilcline March 25, 2011 at 06:27 PM
Thanks for posting this, just made a donation and Kudos to the men who shaved and the department as a whole....someday i hope to meet the men that saved my son's life! Kathleen Kilcline
Samantha Turner March 25, 2011 at 07:28 PM
My pleasure! Had a blast!
Linda McCarthy March 27, 2011 at 03:33 AM
I'm so proud of these eight NKFD heros!

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