‘Shave to Save' benefit raises money for American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The American Cancer Society has a hair-raising, fund-raising event. 

On April 25th, the Shave to Save event will take place at Studio Dan Meiners in Kansas City, Mo. Mike,Tobey, and  their 12 year old son, Christian Carrel are 3 of the 16 people who will be shaving their heads to raise money. for American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge.

Tobey served breakfast at the Hope Lodge and was inspired by the patients to do something to help raise money for their care. 

"Everyday I saw the patients and I saw the tremendous care they're getting and the need they have to a free place to live while going through treatment,' said Tobey Carrel..

Her son Christian was inspired by the stories he heard about cancer patients.

"I heard about the cancer patients who did not survive and we have family members who had cancer and didn't make it; so this was something I wanted to do," said Christian Carrel.

After his wife and son decided to shave their heads, dad decided climb on the bandwagon too.

"When you see your family reaching out to do a great thing you just want to support that," explained Mike Carrel.

The Carrel's collectively have to raise $1,500 to qualify to have their heads shaved at the event.  They've already raised a little over $7,000.  So, they still need about $8,000.  All of the money collected goes to the Hope Lodge which provides free place to live for cancer patients.  if you would like to help the Carrel's you can visit, www.shavetosave.org

Click here to look at the event flyer.

 

 

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