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Teen Raises $41K for Charity When He Cut His 19-Inch Afro

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A teen in Alabama was able to raise $41K (and the amount is still growing) after cutting his 19-inch afro.  Kieran Moïse, 18, started growing out his hair in 8th Grade after losing a close friend died to brain cancer.  He has been growing that cool afro for 6 years, and in that time, Keiran has seen times when his friends/family supported someone going through a cancer battle by cutting and donating their hair.  Kieran is set to join the Air Force now that graduation is behind him, and realized that since he was going to HAVE to cut his hair before enlisting, why not make it a huge charity event and donate it as well.  Keiran organized an event at a local Alabama brewery, aiming to raise $1000 per inch, and calling it “Kieran’s Curls for Cancer.”

Well, word spread, and after hundreds of donations and alot of national attention, Kieran is sitting with a new haircut and $41K to donate.  His 19-inch afro is gone, but he was able to make so many kids at the Michigan non-profit “Children with Hair Loss” very very happy!!

If you’d like to donate, here is the link:;jsessionid=00000000.app216a?px=6959224&fr_id=122933&pg=personal&NONCE_TOKEN=13D513C38D2D5D52EB45F8BC5743E0AB%C2%A9_link_share%C2%A9_link_share