Next Stop:  Shaving Heads on March 7 to Help Cure Childhood Cancers

FEBRUARY 23, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri…The Monarch Firefighters Community Outreach Program is pleased to announce that Monarch firefighters and paramedics donated $6,500 to “No Woman Left Behind,” a non-profit group that helps uninsured and under-insured women who need mastectomy or prosthetic products.

Monarch Firefighter/Paramedic Mike Underwood said, “We raised the donation by selling our breast cancer awareness T-shirts. We sincerely thank everyone who supported this effort.” Ann’s Bra Shop in Chesterfield helped coordinate the effort.

The Monarch Firefighters’ next fundraising event is Saturday, March 7. A team of Monarch Firefighters and Paramedics will shave their heads in exchange for donations to raise money to help cure childhood cancers as part of a program by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. This event will be at Helen Fitzgerald’s Irish Grill and Pub, 3650 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, 63139.

Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. Shaving begins at 12:00 noon and continues until there are no more heads to shave.

“Our goal is to raise $6,000 for the kids,” Underwood said. For information or to donate, see the website…

The Monarch Firefighters Community Outreach Fund is a charitable service organization created by firefighters and paramedics to help people while off duty. Its volunteer activities are inspired by a mission to help local residents and their families who have suffered injury, illness, or disability.

“Our off duty commitments as Monarch firefighter/paramedics help a variety of charitable enterprises that provide special programs, aid in research and fund activities to help those in need.”

“The work we do off duty is motivated by our commitment to community service, volunteerism and charitable fund-raising,” Underwood said.

For information about The Monarch Firefighters Community Outreach Fund, or to make a charitable donation, contact the Monarch Firefighters & Paramedics at 636.397.1572.

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