St. Baldrick’s ‘Big Shave’ Event Set Saturday In Viera
By Space Coast Daily // March 13, 2015
THE 'BIG SHAVE' APPROACHING $1 MILLON RASIED
Vote Now To Name Sheriff’s Newest Bloodhound Puppies “Lucky” and “Baldrick”
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sherriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding incredible names for their two new Bloodhounds that will become the newest members of their elite Corrections K-9 Unit.
The dogs were donated to their agency by the Jimmy Ryce Foundation to help replace two of their K-9s that were recently retired from service.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has a suggestion: How about “Lucky” and “Baldrick.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the largest private (non-government) funder of childhood cancer research grants, and has a very strong presence in Brevard County.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation does one thing, and they do it well: They fund childhood cancer research. Their mission is to find cures for childhood cancers and to give survivors long and healthy lives.
Thanks to a grant review system that impresses the experts, they fund only the very best childhood cancer research.
APPROACHING $1 MILLON RASIED FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has a very active fundraising arm in Brevard County. In just 5 short years, Brevard County is approaching the $1 million mark in total funds raised for pediatric cancer research.
Event organizer Garrett Lamp expects to top that number this weekend during their annual “Big Shave” to be held in Viera on Saturday, March 14.
During this event approximately 400 people, both men and women, will be shaving their heads in support of kids that have battled, or, are battling cancer.
This event starts at 1 p.m., and will be held in the Courtyard at the Avenues.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is also a big supporter of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
In fact, BCSO will have a team of employee’s and friends that will be shaving their heads on Saturday. How exciting would it be for the new K-9’s to be named in honor of St. Baldrick’s!
Why the names Lucky and Baldrick? Lucky is the official mascot of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Baldrick, of course, is self explanatory.
To submit names, CLICK HERE to post to BCSO’s Facebook page. Go to facebook.com, then type in Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Scroll down to “HELP US NAME THE TWO NEWEST MEMBERS OF OUR CORRECTIONS K-9 TEAM.” The contest ends Saturday night, March 14 at 9 p.m. and only names submitted through their Facebook page will be considered.
Those who provide the winning names will be invited to the Swear-In Ceremony to pin on the badges for these two beautiful dogs.
C’mon St. Baldrick’s supporters, let’s bombard BCSO’s Facebook page and keep St. Baldrick’s, and childhood cancer research, on the front burner.