The Brookfield Police Department, Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department Candlewood Company and the High School are partnering with St. Baldrick's Foundation once again. The school's Peer Counseling Group and officers are raising money and awareness for childhood cancer research.
Less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute's budget is solely dedicated to childhood cancer research. There are over a dozen types of childhood cancer and countless subtypes, each requiring specific research to develop the best treatment for every child. According to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, more children die of childhood cancer in the U.S. than any other disease—more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined.
Participants receive online pledges to shave their heads at a March 7th event, which will be held at 7 pm at the high school.