Cal Bruno, owner and chef at Bruno’s of Brooklyn in downtown Fort Myers, lost his father to cancer. He chooses to honor him by supporting Clips for Cancer, a fundraiser for Barbara’s Friends – the Golisano Children’s Hospital cancer fund.
“He was my best friend, mentor and role model,” Bruno said. “Helping these children is a perfect example of how we can honor our loved ones that deserve to be honored.”
The event recognizes the struggle and fight that children with cancer and life-threatening blood disorders have, often losing their hair during treatment, and raises money so that every child can receive the care they need close to home.
Local community leaders volunteer to raise money and have their heads shaved by cancer survivors at Great Clips throughout September, also known as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, with some participants being shaved live on Facebook every Friday.
Bruno will be joined by several local first responders to have their heads shaved on Sept. 11 as a tribute to firefighters and first responders who fought valiantly to save the lives after the 9/11 attacks.
“Having the event held on 9/11 with firefighters at my side is fitting for such a tremendous battle these kids have,” Bruno said. “Being a New Yorker on 9/11 made us all stronger!”
TUNE IN AS SWFL HEROES BRAVE THE SHAVE
Watch these firefighters and first responders get their heads shaved by pediatric cancer survivors live on Sept. 11 at 8 a.m.: