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Bill Kaminiski gets ready to shave Andy North's head in preparation for the Cost Cutters Clip Cancer Fund RaiserMADISON - Two-time US Open Golf Champion Andy North is teaming up with Bill Kaminski and Cost Cutters Family Hair Salons to raise funds for the UW Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center


Kaminski, one of the most successful Cost Cutters franchise owners, has agreed to match donations to the UW Carbone Cancer Center up to $10,000 during the month of December.


Kaminski has been cutting North's hair since 1978. During that time, North won two US Open Championships. He also began a 17 year battle with skin cancer. Kaminski has watched his friend manage the disease, including several surgeries and numerous procedures. And it was his admiration for North that led Kaminski to suggest the fundraiser.Andy North's head is shaved in preparation for a procedure. He is helping to raise funds for the UW Carbone Cancer Center.


The idea came about because North had to have his head shaved in preparation for a special procedure related to his skin cancer. Kaminiski was the natural choice to do the shaving. The two thought they would also take the opportunity to help raise awareness about skin cancer and support the UW Carbone Cancer Center.


The procedure North will undergo is called Photodynamic Therapy, during which a topical drug is applied to an area of the body. When put under a blue light, the drug reveals pre-cancerous cells that can then be elminiated. North will have the procedure done on his arms and the top of his head.


North and Kaminski's friendship was featured in a recent article by Wisconsin State Journal columnist Doug Moe, Golfer North Looking to Clip Cancer.




Pictured top: Bill Kaminiski and Andy North (seated) preparing for the head shaving. Right: After the shaving. Photos courtesy of Lexi Fedele, Cost Cutters of Madison

Date Published: 05/06/2009

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