Monday, June 27, 2016

Mesa County employees support St. Baldrick's Foundation

Mesa County employees support St. Baldrick's Foundation

The St. Baldrick's Foundation and Mesa County held a special event Wednesday morning after the bike to work breakfast. Three Mesa County employees and an employee's husband "braved the shave" for children with cancer. The Mesa County Public Works Team has raised to date approximately $2000.00 for the foundation and are still collecting donations. Mesa County is proud to support such a great cause that directly benefits children in our community. Two years ago, Commissioner Rose Pugliese "braved the shave" while pregnant with her youngest child, to bring awareness to the devastating affect cancer has on the youngest members of our community. Thank you to those who have donated and to the shavees and fundraisers, Eric Brown, Dan Caris, Joe Gudorf, and Todd Hollenbeck.

On Saturday, June 25th, St. Baldrick's held their 5th annual head shaving event at Lincoln Park Barn. The Commissioner's Trophy was awarded to the Mesa County Public Works Department for their amazing efforts in raising money for childhood cancer research. Commissioner Rose Pugliese attended the head shaving event and awarded the trophy to Public Works Director Pete Baier, on behalf of the Public Works Department.  Another public works employee, Travis Cole, and his son Grady "braved the shave" on Saturday in support of a local toddler, Hadlee Cole (Travis' niece) who was diagnosed with leukemia in April. The event was very well attended by the community and the St. Baldrick's foundation was able to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Left to right: Joe Gudorf, Dan Caris, Eric Brown, Todd Hollenbeck and Pete Baier

Eric Brown, Mesa County Fleet Supervisor 
Commissioner Rose Pugliese with St. Baldrick's volunteer Robyn Carmine and other
MC employees watching on as Eric Brown "braves the shave"
Eric was a good sport! 

Todd Hollenbeck, RTP manager dares to "brave the shave"!
 Todd was all smiles!

 Pete Baier and Rose Pugliese at the head shaving event Wednesday morning

 Joe Gudorf, husband of Carrie Gudorf, storm water specialist for Mesa County

 Joe and Todd after getting shaved
 Dan Caris' fiance` got to take the first swipe and she looks happy about it!
 Dan Caris, Mesa County Public Works' Business Process Manager, braving 
the shave for childhood cancer 

 You all wear bald well!
A good time had by all, for a good cause!

Jim Hamlin, Pete Baier, and Rose Pugliese awarding the Commissioner's Trophy
 Pete Baier, Robyn Carmine, and Rose Pugli
 Jim Hamlin is holding a picture of the Public Works employees who "braved the shave"

 Rose Pugliese and Pete Baier at the 5th annual head shaving event for St. Baldrick's

 Rose Pugliese speaking on behalf of Mesa County at the St. Baldrick's event

Robyn Carmine, Jim Hamlin, Rose Pugliese, and Pete Baier with the Commissioner's Trophy
Public Works employee Travis Cole and son Grady, getting their heads shaved for
 childhood cancer awareness

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