They selflessly risk their lives in service of others for a living. They are the police, sheriffs and firefighters of the Bismarck-Mandan (ND) community. And on March 10, they selflessly gave something else – their hair.
Nearly 50 participants lost their locks during the event and $15,533 was raised, more than double the amount raised in 2014. Teams included Team Guns, Team Hoses, Vets and Patton’s Army. Patton is a 4-year-old Brave the Shave honoree currently undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Among the participants were Pat Heinert, Burleigh County sheriff; Gary Schaffer, Burleigh County lieutenant; Dan Donlin, Bismarck police chief; and Luke Teagle and Josh Eldridge, Bismarck firefighters; and Patton’s siblings.
Check out photos from the event.
There are still events upcoming. Tonight, March 12, is the Brave the Shave night with the Bismarck Bobcats.
Then on March 13, the main event, Brave the Shave 2015 will be held at the Missouri Valley Family YMCA beginning at 1:30 p.m.