Lufkin firefighters shaving heads for 'Team Titus'

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Holley Nees - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Forty Lufkin firefighters have agreed to go bald for a young boy battling brain cancer.

One by one, police and firefighters sat down to shave their heads to show their support for 6-year-old Titus Grigg.

For $20, participants pick the firefighter they want to lose their hair, or you can get your own head shaved.

The Lufkin Professional Firefighters Association and Police Association teamed up with Blood Center East Texas and Team Titus to also organize a blood drive in his name.

Organizers say Titus is on his third of four rounds of chemo treatment.

"At this time Titus just needs moral support, a lot of spiritual support," said firefighter Brad Ehlrich. "He needs to know that people back home are still thinking about him, supporting him, and encouraging him, and encouraging his family as well."

They're trying to raise as much money as they can and get 40 units of blood.

The event continues Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lufkin Fire Department administration building in downtown Lufkin.

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