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Co-worker to cut knee-length hair for cancer fundraiser

An employee who has not cut his hair in 10 years is ready to go under the scissors to help a co-worker battling cancer. An employee who has not cut his hair in 10 years is ready to go under the scissors to help a co-worker battling cancer.

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis restaurant famous for its hamburgers is now showing that its employees are full of heart.

An employee who has not cut his hair in 10 years is ready to go under the scissors to help a co-worker battling cancer.

Rachel Folk, a Huey's waitress, is battling stage four Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She needs help with her mounting medical bills.

A fundraiser will be held at Neil's Bar and Grill on Quince Road Monday. For $10, you can take in some music, participate in the raffles, and see something very special happen when Huey's kitchen manager Patrick Burfield cuts his hair, which currently hangs past his knees.

Burfield will donate the money raised from his haircut to Folk's medical expenses.

"Well, it's like restaurant people help restaurant people out cause you know insurance is tough for us," said Huey's bartender Jerry Deron.

Organizers say while Burfield likes the hair he has been growing for the past 10 years, he also likes the thought of doing something to help out his co-worker.

Friends say Folk and her fiancée, Jason, had to put their wedding plans on hold in 2012 because of her life-changing diagnosis.

After seven months of chemotherapy and radiation, the cancer returned a third time.

Rachel's friends say she is a fighter and is seeking new treatment to hopefully put her disease in remission so that she can be approved for an even more rigorous procedure called BEAM chemotherapy.

The fundraiser will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at Neil's Bar and Grill on Quince Road.

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