Sacto 9-1-1
March 28, 2008
Bald is beautiful -- and helpful

Local firefighters are raising money for cancer research while dramatically "lowering their ears" and they are inviting local residents to join them.

Bald will be beautiful for dozens of firefighters mustering 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Station 21, 7641 Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights. They are getting their heads shaved in support of Capt. Jim Peterson of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, said Capt. Christian Pebbles.

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Peterson, who is undergoing chemotherapy for bladder cancer, is a 25-year fire service veteran who has worked extensively in Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova, Pebbles said.

Residents are encouraged to join the event and provide a donation to the American Cancer Society. They do not have to have their heads shaved but professional beauticians will be available to make the process as painless as possible.

Donations can also be made online by visiting the fire district's Web site, www.smfd.ca.gov and clicking on the Cancer Fundraiser Donations Link.

Sacramento Metro firefighters also participate in the Relay For Life, and the donations link provides information about that effort.

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