MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Fire Department is hosting its first St. Baldrick's Foundation event to generate funding for childhood cancer research.
The event is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Merrillville Fire Station No. 1, 18 W. 73rd Ave.
The department has a goal of raising $7,500.
As of Tuesday afternoon, about 30 people had registered to have their heads shaved during the event. Visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/11026/2014 to make a donation or to register to participate in the Fire Department's event. Donations will be accepted the day of the program.
The Fire Department will be selling T-shirts. A corned beef and cabbage lunch also will be available for a $10 donation.
Call (219) 769-8739 for information.