Two Niles Police Officers Get Clipped
They had their heads shaved for St. Baldrick's Day, in a benefit for pediatric cancer.
From the Niles Police Department
Two members of the Niles Police Department participated in the 2013 St. Baldrick’s event and shaved their heads for Pediatric Cancer Research. The event took place on Friday, March 8 at Hanging Gardens Banquet Hall in River Grove. Detective Sgt. John Huinker and Detective Joseph Paglia shaved their heads as part of the event. The event was sponsored by the Franklin Park Fire Department Association.
This is the fifth year that Sgt. Huinker and Detective Paglia have participated in this fundraising event. So far they have both raised over $5,000 for pediatric research.
Donations can still be made via Sgt. Huinker’s online donation page http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/582269/2013
Sgt. Huinker made this event a family event by raising the money with his son John. They do this act of charity to help a 10-year-old girl from Mount Prospect named Haley, who has a brain tumor.
Chief of Police Dean H. Strzelecki says, “These acts of kindness and generosity by our officers in Niles is fully supported and encouraged through our entire department.”
“These Officers and our other staff members who participate in events such as these set a high standard of community service, support and involvement and should be commended for their efforts.”