Reno Fire Department hosts annual 'Shamrock Shave' for a good cause


For the 7th year in a row, the Reno Fire Department held their annual 'Shamrock Shave' for the St. Baldrick's Foundation on Saturday, Mar. 18.

Firefighters who participate are longtime supporters of the event and the effort to find a cure.

Residents were encouraged to join their local fire personnel to come together to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

For children to have to fight for their lives before they have truly started living, is tragic,” says Reno firefighter Jason Eastman, who is one of the event contacts for the Shamrock Shave. “If we can help alleviate that by raising money to fund children’s cancer research, it’s a small price to pay.

Organizers of the event set a goal of at least $30,000 in donations.

Reno's Shamrock Shave raised more than $35,000 in 2016 and has raised nearly $120,000 since the event kicked off.

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