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On September 10, members of the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District will join firefighters from all over southwest Florida and have their heads shaved by Golisano Children’s Hospital patients battling cancer. Each year, the event turns into an exciting, friendly competition to see who can raise the most money for charity.

For engineer Maury Morejon, this will be his fourth year participating in the event and representing the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District.

“I am honored to represent the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District and participate in the 4th Annual Clips for Cancer event for its fourth year,” engineer Morejon said in a LAFCRD press release. “Having the opportunity to be part of the overwhelming support that this event brings is a truly amazing experience.”

Last year, the event was broadcast live via Facebook and featured a full day of shaves just for the participants of the Lehigh Acres Fire District. LAFCRD participants last year included Chief Robert DiLallo, Deputy Chief Naranjo, Assistant Chief Ketron, Lt. Ricciardi, Firefighter Milana and Engineer Morejon.

According to engineer Morejon, this goal is close to home.

“I am a father of two children and recently lost an aunt to cancer. I can’t even imagine what these children and their families are going through, or all the pain, illness, and fear they may be feeling. I want to do everything I can to help these children not feel alone on their journey and put a smile on their face, even if it’s just for a moment,” said Morejon. “If something as simple as a haircut can put a smile on their face for just a few hours, it’s so worth it.”

Held annually, Clips for Cancer is designed to support and empower children currently undergoing treatment for cancer and blood disorders at Golisano Children’s Hospital. It helps raise awareness and encourage philanthropic support.

Leading up to the event, the Lee Health Foundation will share stories about our local heroes’ cancer journeys and why the “Shavees” are getting their heads shaved in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Cancer Fund.

Donations to Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund will make a difference in the life of a child with cancer or a blood disorder.

“We hope our involvement will support their mission to fund programs, services, equipment and the best medical care for our community’s children so that no child has to leave home for treatment,” said Katie Heck, Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District spokesperson.

To help Engineer Morejon’s fundraising efforts, you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/maury-morejon1.

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