Firefighters will wear shirts with green lettering to support the cause
The Reno Fire Department and firefighters who participate are longtime supporters of this event and the effort to find a cure. Reno area residents are welcome to join RFD in their commitment to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Contributions from the event will go toward the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
“For children to have to fight for their lives, before they have truly started living, is tragic,” says Reno firefighter Jason Eastman, who is one of the event contacts for the Shamrock Shave. “If we can help alleviate that by raising money to fund children’s cancer research, it’s a small price to pay.”
The Northern Nevada Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society, which is sponsoring the Shamrock Shave, will have T-shirts and hats for sale at the March 18 event. Organizers of the Shamrock Shave hope to reach at least $30,000 in donations for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. People can participate and donate as a team or as individuals. Visit StBaldricks.org/events/shamroc
Reno firefighters have already committed more than $5,000 to the cause. In addition, RFD will be wearing blue uniform shirts with green lettering to draw attention to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and to show support for children with cancer and their families.
“The men and women of the Reno Fire Department are dedicated to our local community,” Eastman adds. “We donate our time, money and energy to many different charity events and the Shamrock Shave is no different.”
Reno’s Shamrock Shave raised more than $35,000 in 2016 and has raised nearly $120,000 since the event’s inception. The 2016 Shamrock Shave contributed to the collective St. Baldrick’s Foundation efforts where more than 46,000 people “braved the shave” and events raised more than $36 million dollars.
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