Pictured L-R Randy Reimer (Katie Cares rep), Austin, Ruth Reimer (Katie Cares rep)
The story began approximately 5 years ago, when Austin received a teddy bear from Katie Cares. Austin received the teddy bear while he was in hospital. Austin quickly realized that he wanted to do something to give back to the charity. 3 years ago, Austin decided to grow his hair. After much work and planning on July 20, 2019 Austin cut his hair all in support of Katie Cares! He will be donating his hair to Angel Hair for Kids. By the way this young man really had a head of curly locks. The fundraiser also included a Dutch Blitz tournament, silent auction, and a taco bar. Along with Austin cutting his hair, his mom Maria also cut her long beautiful hair. Which was a big surprise. As of July 22, 2019 Austin has raised $8479.20, his goal was to raise $10,000!! Thank you to everyone who supported the efforts of this ambitious 13 year old!! Austin you can be proud of your fantastic achievement! The money raised will be used to for the guest services at Katie's Cottage, and to purchase more teddy bears.