SHINE Shave Off - Chester County Hospital FoundationDate: April 25, 2015

Side Bar and Restaurant and Local Salons Team Up to Raise $15,000.00 for SHiNE in Support of Patients Living with Cancer!

In 2011 and 2013, West Chester's Side Bar & Restaurant staff members stopped shaving their beards to raise awareness and funds in support of patients living with cancer in Chester County. Each participant teamed up with a local salon to raise money for SHiNE, a volunteer organization that provides vital services for patients living with cancer. Salon clients and guests of Side Bar were able to donate at their favorite salon, at Side Bar & Restaurant or online at

Friends, family members and SHiNE supporters celebrated the efforts of the bearded staff with the Side Bar and Restaurant SHAVE OFF FOR SHiNE. Everyone enjoyed great food and spirits while participants had their beards shaved by their partner salons.

The contest for best beard and most money raised came down to the event's creator Jon Traina, who was teamed with Avante Salon, Side Bar's Brandon who was teamed up with La Difference Salon and Day Spa, and Michael O'Rourke and Sons Steel. It was a close call, but Brandon and La Difference Salon and Day Spa won by a hair with $2487.60 raised. CLICK HERE for photos of the fun and before and after shots of the participants.

Thank you for supporting SHiNE!

This event will grow like an unkempt beard in 2015! Stay tuned!

SHINE is a local volunteer organization that works to stack the deck for patients living with cancer in Chester County. Its mission is to lessen the burdens by helping neighbors confront the challenges of cancer with dignity, determination and hope.

Your donations to SHINE provide these FREE services:
  • A care coordinator or nurse navigator
  • Padfolio/organizer to use to keep your paperwork associated with treatment organized
  • Transportation to and from treatment
  • Anti-nausea medication reimbursement
  • Financial assistance with a bill
  • Physical therapy co-pay
  • Fitness Club Membership and Training
  • Support group treatment
  • Complimentary therapeutic massage at participating salons