Dream Factory Benefit Has Law Enforcement, Fire And Rescue Shaving Heads

A few law enforcement and emergency fire and rescue members had a little bit taken off the top for a good cause Saturday.

The Dream Factory of North Carolina hosted its second annual "Buzz the Red, White and Blue" fundraiser at the Greenville Town Commons.

The fund raiser challenges local firefighters, police and rescue personnel to raise money by shaving their heads.

Those participating collected donations from around the community to help the charity grant dreams to critically and chronically ill children.

Around 100 people turned out for the event Saturday with the total amount raised reaching about $2,500.

The Dream Factory of North Carolina covers 29 counties


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2009 at 06:45 PM
    This is a wonderful program. My neighbor's child was able to visit the Florida theme parks by the help of the Dream Factory. She lost her battle with her disease a while after her trip. The activities on Saturday were dampered by rain. I encourage anyone that would like to make a contribution to contact and contribute to this very worthy cause. I would also like to thank Dr. Gary Michels for his support to this cause for many years.
  • by Michelle Leggett Location: Martin County on Oct 11, 2009 at 05:17 AM
    From a parent of a child that has suffered the cruel debilitating and life-threatening side effects of chemotherapy for cancer, I applaud these people for making a difference and stepping up to do this. When you are laying in the room watching your child sleep, getting a much-needed rest from their suffering... you watch their chests go up and down and check for breath because at times when you lay them down and say their prayers with them, you don't know if that will be the last time that you ever kiss them goodnight. It is something that I pray that you all will not know and have to deal with. It appears that we are on the backside of this now and we have witnessed a miracle because we were told that it is terminal. She's still here and is playing volleyball with her friends (she's 10 yrs old now). She was nominated for Make a Wish and she is getting a wish to acknowledge all of the hard times that she has battled. We are so thankful to everyone for everything! God Bless you...
  • by Sinead O'Connor on Oct 10, 2009 at 07:42 PM
    What a good cause. Too bad more money wasn't raised. I wonder if any female firefighters or officers participated in the event?
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