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We need to raise funds for our 6th season of Cutting for a Cure. The 48-Hour Health Fair and Hair-cutting Marathon is in jeopardy of being cancelled due to lack of funding. In the past alot of the funding came from out of pocket expenses from the producers and  the excess was covered by donations from sponsors. For 2018 our funding sources are limited and your support is desperately needed.

Cutting for a Cure is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that strives to assist ethnic, undeserved communities live longer, healthier lives through health guidance, education and resources. It has been reported nationally that social determinants of health like poverty, unequal access to healthcare, lack of education, stigma and racism are linked to health disparities.  Our goal is to minimize the risks of preventable diseases by promoting healthy living.   Cutting for a Cure was founded by Dennis “Denny Moe” Mitchell, who is the owner and operator of Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop located in Harlem, New York.  As a barber for nearly 35 years, Denny is revered by local and celebrity clients and respected as a leader in the Harlem community. After witnessing several relatives and friends affected by cancer and personally being diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2010, Denny is committed to filling the void of health awareness and educational prevention in undeserved communities, especially among men, in an environment where they feel comfortable – the barbershop.   Denny Moe has designed a collaborative partnership model that successfully brings the barbershop and healthcare professionals together to raise awareness and offer preventative guidance on health issues among minorities. At this event, groomers from around the world unite to cut hair and raise funds towards health education and prevention. The fair provides free medical screenings for high blood pressure, diabetes, prostate cancer, colon cancer, HIV and other diseases that are prevalent in ethnic communities.   While Cutting for a Cure’s Marathon aims to educate, we also want people to have fun. This is a community event where everyone enjoys themselves. The event includes, live entertainment, celebrity guests and special events. This is an exciting experience for the entire family.  We reached over 4000 people while providing health screenings to nearly 1000, empowering individuals and aiding families in better health management. Past supporters include the NYU School of Medicine, Harlem Hospital, iTriage, Apple Bank, Hot 97, Keith Sweat, DJ Red Alert, Fat Man Scoop and more.    

During this 48 hours we produced numerous events:

Signature Activities and 48 Hour Marathon –  12 barbers volunteer their time and services in solidarity for 48-hours straight with to raise funds towards the education and prevention of deadly diseases affecting communities of color. Summer Stage – A live 15’x36’stage featuring some the hottest acts in town. Past celebrity performers have included The Legendary Singer, Actress and Entertainer Melba Moore;  R&B Singer, Songwriter and Star of R&B Divas – Monifah;  Star of Mighty Real, A Fabulous Sylvester Musical - Anthony Wayne; Winner of Missy Elliott’s, Road to Stardom Reality TV Show, Inspirational Rock & Soul Singer/Songwriter - Jessica Betts. Comedy Show – Burn the midnight oil with us at our midnight comedy hour for a guaranteed good laugh with the funniest comedians around. Barber Battle – Watch our barbers go toe-to-toe showcasing their skills at our acclaimed barber battle. Barbers have 30 minutes to execute their most skilled and elaborate cuts for a grand trophy prize. Poetry Slam – Join us for a night of self-expression as we rhyme the night away. We’ve got some of the best spoken word artists in the area to grace us with their artistic play on words as we communicate a message of unity, love and health awareness.  

Cutting for a cure is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is deductible as a charitable contribution to the full extent allowed by law. You will receive an automatic receipt from Deposit a Gift of your contribution for your credit card records and we will follow-up via mail with the proper tax acknowledgement for your generous donation.

Thank you so much and know you are appreciated!




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