Firefighters raise money for kids with cancer

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An amazing organization is bringing back an event to help raise awareness for cancers affecting children.

The New Mexico Firefighters Event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will take place this weekend to help raise money to fund research for cancer.

Although Rio Rancho Fire Rescue is serving as the host, firefighters from many departments will join in to help the cause.

The 8th annual event will give money to researchers financial resources and their goal is $55,000 this year.

In total, firefighters have helped raise more than $250,000 to help kids fighting cancer.

Volunteers will shave their heads for this cause, and currently they have 50 “shavees.”

This event also offers live music, fun activities for adults and children, Irish Dancers, bag pipe bands, firefighter demonstrations and classic car displays.

This all starts Sunday, March 8, at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho and will be held from noon to 4 p.m.

To find out more information about this event, or the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, go to their website.

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