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.
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.
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
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:
Activities and48 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
Comedy Show – Burn the midnight oil with us at
our midnight comedy hour for a guaranteed good laugh with the funniest
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!