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Delegate Patrick Hope Shaves Head to Raise Awareness in Fighting Childhood Cancer Print

NR 2011-17

For Immediate Release

November 7, 2011

 

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Arlington, VA – Delegate Patrick A. Hope (D-Arlington) participated in the “Be Brave and Shave” event at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington County on Sunday.   Be Brave and Shave is a signature event of Heroes Against Childhood Cancer.  All Heroes Against Childhood Cancer events support the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center.

In what began as Delegate Hope welcoming participants and offering praise for the work of Children’s National Medical Center, he surprised the audience by announcing he was going to get his own head shaved to help raise awareness and raise funds.

Delegate Hope said, “The medical team at Children’s is performing miracles everyday in the lives of children facing this dreaded disease.   We need to aggressively pursue innovative research and therapies and cure childhood cancers once and for all.”  Delegate Hope concluded, “I’m so honored to associate myself with Children’s and hope in some small way I can help raise awareness.”

Delegate Hope joined Arlington County Police Chief, Doug Scott, and several Arlington police officers who volunteered to shave their heads.

"The response from our department is quite gratifying," stated Chief Douglas Scott, "while about 20 officers had their hair shaved or cut off, many more participated in fundraising and donations. I think it is wonderful to be part of an organization that feels so strongly about giving back to the children in our community."

To learn more or to make a donation, please visit online at:  www.heroesagainstcancer.org 

Patrick A. Hope is a Member of the Virginia General Assembly as the Delegate from the 47th District representing part of Arlington County.  He serves on the House Courts of Justice Committee and House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee.

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Media Contact:

Mary P. Dooley, Legislative Assistant

Delegate Patrick Hope

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