Seminole County, FL, Fire Department Raises Money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation

March 27, 2024
SCFD led Central Florida for the sixth year in a row, raising a total of $15,095.14.

Seminole County, Fla. (March 26, 2024) – In an effort to support the fight against childhood cancers, the Seminole County Fire Department (SCFD) was recently crowned the winner for the 6th straight year in a row for fundraising for the Central Florida’s St. Baldrick’s Foundation event.

Seminole County Fire Department’s team raised a total of $15,095.14 and Engineer/Paramedic John Loria raised the most individual amount with $5,796.

SCFD also proudly partnered with Pure Barre Lake Mary to host a friendly first responder plank challenge and a DEFINE™ format class. Firefighters participated in a 50-minute strength and power training class involving functional movements and dumbbells with Pure Barre members. All proceeds from the class benefitted SCFD’s St. Baldrick’s Team and more than $800 was raised.  

During the St. Baldrick’s fundraising event, team members shave their heads to support childhood cancer research. 

According to the National Cancer Institute, although cancer treatment has raised the survival rate for children for five years, many rare cancers continue to remain poor. In the U.S., 1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer will not survive.

“I have a friend who lost their child at the age of three to childhood cancer, so this cause hits home,” said Engineer John Loria. “There are also many Fire Department members who have children who have battled childhood cancer, so the Seminole County Fire Department has always supported St. Baldrick’s.”

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