Friends shave heads for cancer battle at El Dorado Hills fundraiser

By: Penne Usher, Telegraph Correspondent
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EL DORADO HILLS, CA - Retired El Dorado Hills Fire Department Engineer Mike Logan is in the fight of his life — literally. Logan was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1999. He was declared in remission in March of 2000, but the disease ultimately returned. Now his fellow firefighters are teaming together to raise funds to help Logan and his family as they continue his fight against cancer. Capt. Kasey Owens, of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, said in a recent phone interview that the department is hosting a spaghetti dinner and silent auction Jan. 21 to benefit the Logan family. “This is to show our support for Mike,” Owens said. The Logan family could be reached for comment as Logan is currently undergoing more chemotherapy to combat the disease. In a recent posting on Logan’s Caring Bridge webpage, his wife Kate wrote, “Mike had another great day. So happy the nausea is gone. Mike was hungry for Quiznos today so I went to get his favorite sandwich.” The couple have an ongoing joke about a duck. Yes, a duck. There are several photos on the webpage that include a duck — named Chemo Duck. The duck-fun apparently started when Mike and his wife were first dating. “When we were first dating, Mike called me Honey Duck. Not sure why... but it is what he has always done. When Mike lost his hair last time, it came back in very fine and yellow. A good friend told him he looked like a baby duck’s butt. So... Mike acquired the name of DUCK BUTT,” the post states. As a show of support to “duck butt,” firefighters and event goers can have their heads shaved courtesy of six local barbers who will be in attendance at the fundraising dinner. Cost for the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children. There is also a silent auction and bake sale. Owens, who has known Logan for about 13 years, plans to shave his locks during the fundraiser. “He is one of the coolest and most amazing men I know,” he said. “He donates his time and money to help others, so this is a big deal for him to take help.” * * * KNOW AND GO Fundraiser dinner for Mike Logan When: 4-8 p.m., Jan. 21 Where: Station 85 Apparatus Bay, 1050 Wilson Blvd., El Dorado Hills Cost: $10/adult; $5/child Haircut: Donation