A close shave for Bucs, for a good cause

Tampa Bay Buccaneers General Manager Mark Dominik and more than a dozen players, including linebacker Mason Foster, quarterback Josh Freeman and wide receiver Mike Williams had their heads shaved as part of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation's Fourth Annual Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge.

Kids who have battled or are currently battling cancer were in attendance to help. The Bucs hope to raise $20,000.

Dominik, a Pediatric Cancer Foundation board member, support the nonprofit group's effort providing medical research, programming and pediatric care for children and their families battling cancer and blood disorders. Each year, members of the Buccaneers serve as celebrity runway escorts for young girls battling cancer at the annual Fashion Funds the Cure fashion show. In the fall of 2012, the Buccaneers hosted children and families affected by pediatric cancer to kick off National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by dedicating a "Wall of Hope" at One Buccaneer Place, which was displayed throughout September of 2012 as a daily reminder of the Buccaneers' commitment to pediatric cancer research.

This spring, organizations throughout Tampa Bay lent support in the fight against cancer through the Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge. On Friday, more than a dozen Buccaneers, including those listed below, joined the cause and had their heads shaved by pediatric cancer patients at One Buccaneer Place:

General Manager Mark Dominik

Kicker Connor Barth

Safety Ahmad Black

Linebacker Jonathan Casillas

Long Snapper Andrew Economos

Linebacker Mason Foster

Quarterback Josh Freeman

Linebacker Ka'lial Glaud

Safety Cody Grimm

Punter Michael Koenen

Quarterback Dan Orlovsky

Tackle Mike Remmers

Offensive lineman Cody Wallace

Wide Receiver Mike Williams

Fans interested in joining the Buccaneers in the fight against pediatric cancer may visit the team's fundraising page at www.pcfcutforacure.org.

A close shave for Bucs, for a good cause 06/08/13 [Last modified: Saturday, June 8, 2013 1:11pm]

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