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First Community Contributes $1,500 to Benefit Kids with Cancer

Helen Fitzgerald’s Restaurant in south St. Louis County hosted its 10th annual St. Baldrick’s event.  St. Baldrick’s began on St. Patrick’s Day in 2000, when four Irish reinsurance executives turned their industry party into a head-shaving event to benefit kids with cancer. The movement quickly grew into the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer research, and today the St. Baldrick's Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Thanks to generous friends and family, the "shavees" have raised more than $117 million for life-saving research, and each is a walking billboard for the cause!

First Community held a dress-down day and presented a check for $1,500 at the event. “We are all about supporting what goes on in the local community,” says Glenn D. Barks, president/CEO of First Community. “An organization like this, that is helping kids fight cancer and doing it with all volunteer effort deserves as much support as it can get.”

Photo caption: Laura Alfeldt, from First Community, is shown here after presenting a check to Laura Wulf, Helen Fitzgerald St. Baldrick’s Event Chairperson.