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Ogunquit business owner shaving for a cure

Rick Dolliver is shaving his head and beard next week with the goal of raising $100,000 for the Maine Children's Cancer Program.

OGUNQUIT, Maine — A restaurant owner from Ogunquit is on his way to raising $100,000 dollars for the Maine Children's Cancer Program.

He hopes to get to that goal by shaving his head and beard at his restaurant, That Place in Ogunquit, next week.

Rick Dolliver also shaved his head for charity eight years ago after a friend's son was diagnosed with leukemia. Dolliver said he saw President George H. W. Bush do it when one of his secret service officer's children was diagnosed with cancer and thought it was a good idea.

In 2014, he raised more than $50,000, and now he wants to double that.

When the pandemic started, he decided he wasn't going to get his hair cut. Ever since then, he's been growing it out to prepare for this fundraiser. 

Dolliver said we all know someone affected by cancer.

"I knew some area kids from Wells that had been treated at the Barbra Bush wing. At the time, I had a two-year-old. He's 10 now, and I just, you just feel blessed that your child has 10 fingers and 10 toes and is healthy," he said.

Dolliver is shaving on Wednesday at his restaurant in Ogunquit. The event starts at 4 p.m.

Anyone interested in helping Dolliver reach his goal can donate here.

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