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Anderson Police Dept. goes green for a cause

Anderson Police turn vehicle green for St. Baldrick foundation

If an individual comes across a green police car driving around in Anderson, there's a reason for it.

Anderson Police, Anderson Fire Rescue and other Shasta County Public Safety groups have teamed up to support the Saint Baldrick's Foundation to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.

You may notice a green police car or green fire truck, bringing attention to their efforts in March.

It all started when a Shasta County deputy's daughter was diagnosed with leukemia and Saint Baldrick's Foundation was able to help the family, according to Anderson police officer Scott Bailey.

In honor of the family, Signarama, Shasta County Sheriff's Office, Anderson Police and Anderson Fire Rescue are putting on the special fundraising event.

Officer Bailey said members of the community and law enforcement are challenging others to take part in the event, which traditionally encourages donors to shave their heads in solidarity with cancer patients, and in an effort to raise funds.

"The fundraiser is like a head-shaving event where we're going to have Sports Clips there," Bailey said. "And you can either donate for cancer research and get your head shaved or donate to save your hair so you don't have to shave your head. Or you can do a combination of either."

Many community members, deputies, firefighters and police officers are planning to go bald at the event.

Signarama will be hosting the event at their facility at 1355 Hartnell Ave in Redding on March 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information or to make a donation, you can visit FightChildhoodCancer.com or St. Baldrick's Foundation.

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