The Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department is cutting it close to a $5,000 fundraising goal for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a charity which funds childhood cancer research.
They are part of a group of fundraisers honoring former Bel Air volunteer fire fighter Drew Eilbacher, who died last year after being diagnosed at age 18 with an Astrocytoma Glioa Grade II brain tumor. Eilbacher completed his degree, a double major in Animal Science and Psychology, but succumbed last July.
So far, 23 participants have raised a total of $4,630 for the distinction of getting their heads shaved in solidarity with the Eilbacher family and others affected by childhood cancer. The shaving will take place at Looney's Pub in College Park on Saturday, March 10.
Fundraising leader for the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department team is Matthew Parrish, who has raised $800 so far. He is followed by Patrick C. Williams and Zac Tchopev, who have each raised $630.
You can help the team reach their goal by donating via this link.