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Sweeny T’s Barbershop gives back to local youth fighting cancer

Story & Photo By Kayla Kreutzberg

Sweeny T’s Barbershop is lending a helping hand when it comes to a local 6-year-old fighting brain cancer.

Owner of Sweeny T’s, Tristan Hastings, is cutting hair for 12-hours straight to raise funds for the local youth, Simon Edgar-Dickert, and raise awareness for childhood cancer. 

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and local businesses are placing gold bikes outside their shops that accept donations for Edgar-Dickert.

Hastings says he got involved because the campaign hits close to home for him. 

“My oldest son has leukemia and we’ve been fighting since he was 3-and-a-half and he’s 10-years-old now, but he has 2 years left until he’s declared cancer free.” 

Hastings says, “when I saw what was happening I knew I wanted to take it to the next level, because I know how important the Ronald McDonald house is, and I know the struggles that families are going through that have children with cancer.”

Hastings goal is to raise $2,000 and if he reaches that, Rob, from The River’s Morning Show will get a cancer ribbon shaved into the back of his head.

All donations will go to Edgar-Dickert and Ronald McDonald House charities. 

Hastings will be cutting hair until 8 p.m.