Local Firefighters Shave Heads To Benefit Childhood Cancer Research

Firefighters from the Kinston and Lenoir County Fire Departments are sporting new haircuts Tuesday evening. It's all part of a fundraising effort to raise money for cancer.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation, traditionally a firefighter based charity, raises funds for research into childhood cancers. Firefighters take donations and, in return, have their heads shaved.

That's what happened Tuesday at East Coast Wings in Kinston. About 100 firefighters took place in the event.

This year, they honored 2-year-old Mollie Jean Wade, who just had a brain tumor removed.

Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive.

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