Barnes-Jewish Transporter Cuts Dreadlocks for Heart Walk

Barnes-Jewish president Rich Liekweg admires his scissor skills on transporter Kenny Miller, who cut off his dreadlocks for charity.

At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, various hospital departments have creative ways to raise money for the American Heart Walk  May 19. However, while most have a bake sale or an auction, patient transporter Kenny Miller came up with quite possibly the most inventive way to fundraise in the history of charity.

Sporting dreadlocks Bob Marley would be jealous of, Miller offered fellow Barnes-Jewish team members the opportunity to cut off each of his 80 dreads for a minimum $5 donation. Do the math and Miller raised $400 for the heart walk team. Miller decided to cut off the dreads as part of his college graduation from Harris Stowe State University.

A big thanks to Kenny for going above and beyond. To join the Friends of Barnes-Jewish Hospital Heart Walk Team, click here and to watch Kenny get his haircut, here’s the story from FOX2’s Patrick Clark:

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