HAYWARD -- Firefighters are going for that shaved head look, all for a good cause.
Money raised from shaving the firefighters' heads June 8 will go to St. Baldrick's Foundation, which supports research on childhood cancers.
The firefighters are seeking both donations and volunteers to have their locks shorn. The goal is to raise $10,000; all of the money goes directly to the foundation, said fire Capt. Jared Matthews.
To donate or register for a shave, go to www.stbaldricks.org/events/HaywardFD.
People are invited to stop by or watch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 at the firefighters' union hall, 22734 Main St., next to Fire Station No. 1 at C and Main streets.
"We want to make this a fun event, and it raises money for child cancer research," Matthews said. "I hope I can set up the barbecue. We'll have music on the speakers, and depending on the weather, we can set up the shavers outside."
The firefighters chose late spring to do the head shaving to get ready for the warm season.
"Some people don't like the look, but it's less hair to wash. And it doesn't get tangled under the helmet," Matthews said.
-- Rebecca Parr, Staff