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UMass Police, Amherst Fire to Team Up for Childhood Cancer Fundraiser


AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — UMass Police and Amherst firefighters are teaming up to support the battle against childhood cancer.

For the fifth year in a row, they’re hosting “St. Baldrick’s” this Sunday to raise money for research.

Police and firefighters will have their heads shaved in a show of solidarity with the many kids

“The fact of the matter is it’s hard to tell a five year old…it’s hard to tell an 8 or a 10 year old that they’re losing their hair to cancer treatments. This is a way for us to show support not only for the families and the children, but also to raise some money for research, so we can finally find a cure for some of these childhood cancers,” explains UMass Police Officer James Sullivan.

People are invited to the St. Baldrick’s event at Rafter’s Sports Bar in Amherst.

Donations made will go to children’s cancer research.

There will be a live band and events for children. Registration for the event begins at 11:00 a.m. and they’re hoping to hit their goal of $75,000.

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