Bye, bye beards: Breweries hold shave-off for Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Ever wanted to see a beard shave-off? It happens at Cigar City April 9 to benefit pediatric cancer.

For the Pediatric Cancer Foundation's annual Cut for a Cure fundraiser, employees and friends of Cigar City Brewing, Tangent Brewing and Barley Mow Brewing Company will shave their beards and heads at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Cigar City.

The shave-off is open to the public, and Barley Mow co-founder Jay Dingman and Cigar City vice president Justin Clark are among the participants.

"There's some great beards on our staff and it will be bittersweet to see them go," Clark said in a news release. "I'll be shaving my head though since I wasn't blessed in the beard department."

The brewery that raises the most money throughout the campaign, which ends next month, will walk away with the Golden Clippers award, set to be displayed at the winner's headquarters. Regionites may show support for a brewery by donating online.

The cancer foundation will receive a portion of Cigar City's proceeds from the shave-off event as well.

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