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Police & Firefighters Are Shaving Their Heads to Support Cancer Research

Daniella Cressman

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Cancer is a horrible disease, emotionally, physically, and even aesthetically: it can be tedious for many to lose their hair involuntarily, especially because it is such an integral part of our culture.

Rollin Tylerr Jones is already quite a hero, but he has such a good heart that he genuinely wants to make as much of a difference as possible.

Law enforcement officers and military personnel will gather on June 4 of this year to shave their heads in support of cancer patients: their hair will be used to make wigs.

"Jones and others participating in the event will donate their hair to make wigs for cancer patients." —Claudia L. Silva

Many cancer patients will likely appreciate this: it is important to feel as comfortable as possible in your own skin, particularly if you are suffering from such a serious disease.

"Santa Fe firefighter, emergency medical technician and nurse Rollin Tylerr Jones is known for taking his lifesaving skills to crises across the nation and around the world — most recently the war in Ukraine. Helping children with cancer became another personal mission, he said, after working with kids as an emergency room nurse. Jones and Santa Fe Heroes — a group of firefighters, law enforcement officers and military personnel — will be shaving their heads from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4 at the Fraternal Order of Police, 3330 Calle María Luisa No. 3, to collect money for childhood cancer research." —Claudia L. Silva

Santa Fe Heroes has decided to partner with the St. Baldrick's Foundation, making this event even more special.

"Santa Fe Heroes is partnering with the St. Baldrick's Foundation — a global nonprofit — on the charity effort." —Claudia L. Silva

Tragically, cancer is quite a common occurrence in the United States of America.

"According to the foundation, roughly 1 in 264 children in the U.S. will have cancer before they turn 20." —Claudia L. Silva

Every penny will go towards funding childhood cancer research grants and treatment programs, so you can be assured that your money will directly support these causes.

"All the donations collected will fund childhood cancer research grants and local treatment programs..." —Rollin Tylerr Jones (nurse & emergency medical technician)

In order to mix things up a bit, attendees can take part in raffles, play games, and soak a police chief in a dunk tank!

"Attendees at the June 4 event can take part in raffles, play games and get a chance to soak a police chief at the dunk tank." Claudia L. Silva

Apparently, the highest donor will even receive a helicopter ride, according to Jones!

"Santa Fe Heroes has reached its goal of raising $20,000 for the event." —Claudia Silva

This is already an enormous accomplishment, but Jones says he hopes to triple that amount!

You can learn more here.

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