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St. Baldrick's head-shaving event in New Hyde Park helps kids with cancer

West Babylon volunteer firefighter Kevin Elfast, 22, shaved

West Babylon volunteer firefighter Kevin Elfast, 22, shaved his head for the third year in a row at the St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser at Lily Flanagan's Pub in Babylon. (March 24, 2013) Credit: Tara Conry

The Nassau County Police Department’s Third Precinct today is hosting its fifth annual St. Baldrick’s Event for children with cancer.

This year’s event, from 4 to 7 p.m., will take place at Marcus Christ Hall at New Hyde Park Road and Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park.

The event raises money through head shavings. Last year, more than $35,000 was raised. Community participation and support, as well as simple donations, have contributed to the success of the events.

There will be raffle prizes, refreshments and live entertainment.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that, event organizer Nick Mosesso said, funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.

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