Haircut for a Good Cause

By Anna King
April 2007
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Brandon Anderson was known around Stringer for his shoulder-length hair; that is until he recently decided to cut it all off for a good cause.

Anderson approached fellow church members at Edon Baptist Church in Stringer and said that he would cut off one inch per every $100 donated to Catch-A-Dream Foundation, up to seven inches. He then agreed to shave his head if the members would donate a full $3000, anything short of that goal but more than $700 would result in a mohawk.

In a matter of weeks, the church members donated just above $1500, so on May 27, Anderson allowed those who donated to cut off his trademark locks.

Catch-A-Dream is an international, charitable, nonprofit foundation that provides once-in-a-lifetime dream hunting and fishing trips to children across the United States and Canada, ages 18 and under who suffer from life-threatening illness. Through these adventures, and exposure to outdoor people who care, the program instills in these children a message of encouragement at a time when they need to know that hope does exist.