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Going bald for a cause

Firefighter Brendan McGuirk watched and laughed via FaceTime on an iPhone camera as firefighter colleagues and friends shaved their heads during the "Go Bald for a Brother" to benefit McGuirk Saturday, June 8, 2013.

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New London Firefighter Brendan McGuirk watches and laughs via FaceTime on an iPhone camera as New London Fire Chief Henry E. Kydd Jr. had his head shaved during the "Go Bald for a Brother" to benefit McGuirk Saturday, June 8, 2013. McGuirk is being treated for cancer at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. The benefit held at the Mohegan Fire Company in Uncasville was sponsored by the Mohegan Tribal firefighters and Eastern CT Emerald Society.

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New London Fire Chief Henry E. Kydd Jr. laughs as he has his head shaved during the "Go Bald for a Brother" benefit for fellow firefighter Brendan McGuirk held at the Mohegan Fire Company in Uncasville Saturday, June 8, 2013. The benefit was sponsored by the Mohegan Tribal firefighters and Eastern CT Emerald Society.

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A crowd gathers around New London firefighter Mike Passero, who is also a member of the New London City Council, as his head is shaved during the "Go Bald for a Brother" to benefit firefighter Brendan McGuirk Saturday, June 8, 2013. McGuirk was able to watch as his colleagues shaved their heads via FaceTime on an iPhone held by McGuirk's daughter, Gemma Brennan of Waterford, far left. McGuirk is being treated for cancer at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

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New London firefighter Mike Passero, also a New London city councilman, laughs while he talks to Brendan McGuirk via FaceTime on an iPhone held by McGuirk's daughter, Gemma Brennan of Waterford, while having his head shaved during the "Go Bald for a Brother" to benefit McGuirk Saturday, June 8, 2013. New London firefighter McGuirk is being treated for cancer at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

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Firefighter Donny Ellis of the Town of Montville Fire Department has his mustache shaved off by paramedic Eddie Dubois of the Mohegan Tribal Fire Department during the "Go Bald for a Brother" benefit for firefighter Brendan McGuirk held at the Mohegan Fire Company in Uncasville Saturday, June 8, 2013. Ellis grew the mustache for the event and Dubois nicknamed him 'Lorax' then dared him to dye it yellow. Ellis dyed the mustache yellow last night and surprised Dubois Saturday at the event.

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Mike Tirone, a retired Norwich firefighter, has his full beard shaved off during the "Go Bald for a Brother" benefit for New London firefighter Brendan McGuirk held at the Mohegan Fire Company in Uncasville Saturday, June 8, 2013. Tirone said he started growing a beard after he retired and since the "Go Bald for a Brother" began he starts his summer by shaving the beard and begins growing it again in September.