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July 12th was all about fresh cuts and better health at the Cutting For a Cure 2014 event in Harlem, where celebrity barbers from around the country and even as far as France volunteered their time and talent to cut hair for 48 hours straight. Why? The goal was to raise funding and increased awareness for conditions and diseases that disproportionately affect underserved communities.

Dennis Mitchell a.k.a. Denny Moe, owner of Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop and founder of Cutting For A Cure, along with Marsha Bonner of the H.U.G.S. (Helping Us Grow Spiritually) Movement, linked up for a special event aimed at bringing access to medical checkups to a to a commonplace in our communities – the barber shop.

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Healthcare providers were on hand testing for prostate and colon cancer, hypertension, cholesterol levels, diabetes, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and more.

Not only that, event participants were reminded to commit to a H.U.G.S. mindset by encouraging, inspiring and uplifting others through their actions, words and deeds. You may remember Marsha Bonner from the powerful ABC “What Would You Do” barbershop episode in 2013.

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HOT 97 was on hand sponsoring the summer stage with some amazing local artists as well as R & B Diva Monifah. Special appearances included Congressman Charles Rangel, John and Julian Quinones of ABC’s “What Would You Do,” VH-1 reality star Mama Jones and more were in the house showing support for Cutting For a Cure and Denny Moe.

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We were honored to be a part of this special occasion that is raising awareness and changing lives in the local Harlem community!

Check out some snippets from the event!

Cutting For a Cure is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that strives to assist racial and ethnic individuals in underserved communities’ live longer, healthier lives by providing them with healthcare guidance, education and resources. Cutting for a Cure has provided screenings for common diseases, disseminated health information using print, television, radio and social media, and directed individuals to viable healthcare professionals and resources to address medical issues and concerns.


Special thanks to:

Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop
Dennis Mitchell
Marsha Bonner
The City of Harlem, NY
Jennifer Mack
Ingenious Ideas
Amsterdam News

Ilen & Lauren Bell are the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today, born, in 2011, out of their motivation to change culture, build a platform and lead the charge. Their purpose is to help change the culture towards health and fitness in the African-American community, showcase those who are making an impact, and promote healthier living. They also aim to serve as a platform for African-American fitness and health professionals and enthusiasts who are otherwise overlooked in traditional fitness media.

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