Eric Neuman will be putting his gnarly beard and long hair on the line in an effort to raise funds for his Relay for Life team on Thursday, June 9 at the Rising Star restaurant.
“I wanted to support them on my own for once,” he said, adding that his team the “Neumanators 10000” have already raised $1,200 in pledges for the all night cancer research fundraiser on June 10.
“I thought, ‘everyone shaves off their hair for cancer,’ so I decided to make it a little more interesting.”
The public is welcome to the restaurant, where local band Hoodoo Voodoo will also be playing at 8:00 p.m., and the auction for Neuman’s grizzly beard will take place after their first set, around 9:00 p.m.
There is no admission fee, the only costs will be food, drinks, and “of course donations made to our team for Relay,” said Neuman.
The winner will style Neuman's hair any way they please, and he promised to spend the next 48 hours being visible in the valley during the days to show off the do and raise interest in this year’s Relay for Life. It will take place at the Stampede Grounds on Friday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m.
The Neumanators 10000 are composed of Neuman, Tessa Zackrisson, Karis Pauly, and Ben Kanbour. They are looking for more members to join the team, as event organizers ideally shoot for 10-15 per team.