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

A photo of a children's bicycle, spray painted in gold, sits outside of Sweeny T's Barbershop in Mount Forest.
A gold painted children's bicycle sits out front of Sweeny T's Barbershop. Photo by Kayla Kreutzberg.
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Sweeny T’s Barbershop is lending a helping hand when it comes to a local six-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 three-and-a-half and he’s 10-years-old now, but he has two years left until he’s declared cancer free,” Hastings said.

“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,” he added.

Hasting’s 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.

Rob Mattice from 88.7 The River with a cancer ribbon shaved into his head.