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Huey's team comes together to raise money for coworker battling cancer

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"I don't know exactly how long its been since I've had a haircut but its been well over a decade now," said Burfield, who will be cutting his hair, which is 3.5 feet long. "I don't know exactly how long its been since I've had a haircut but its been well over a decade now," said Burfield, who will be cutting his hair, which is 3.5 feet long.
Burfield will cut the hair the hangs past his knees to raise money for Rachel Folk, who is battling Stage 4 Lymphoma. Burfield will cut the hair the hangs past his knees to raise money for Rachel Folk, who is battling Stage 4 Lymphoma.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - They were strangers. But the bond of their jobs brought them together. Now, Patrick Burfield, who has not cut his hair in 10 years, is going under the scissors for a co-worker who is battling cancer.

Burfield will cut the hair the hangs past his knees to raise money for Rachel Folk, who is battling Stage 4 Lymphoma.

If you ask most employees Huey's restaurants in Memphis, they will tell you they are like one big family. A fundraiser is being held Monday night to help one of those family members in a very special way.

"I don't know exactly how long its been since I've had a haircut but its been well over a decade now," said Burfield, who will be cutting his hair, which is 3.5 feet long.

"I'm just glad we could do something so special for Rachel and cut my hair for a good cause and give her some attention," he said.

Longtime Huey's server Rachel Folk has Stage 4 Lymphoma. This is the third time she has battled the cancer.

"It bothered me that when I went to see her in the hospital she was more worried about her car payment than getting better," said friend Vanessa Garcia.

That is why Rachel's friends organized a benefit to help pay her mounting medical bills.

In addition to seeing Patrick Burfield cut all his hair, those in attendance will be treated to live music and a raffle.

But Huey's employees say in the end, its all about helping their friend and colleague.

"This is a really bad disease Rachel is fighting now and she needs all the support she can get and if she can get the community behind her that'd be awesome," said Huey's Restaurant spokesperson Shannon Little.

The benefit is being held Monday at Neil's Music Room from 7 p.m. to midnight.

If you cannot attend the fundraiser, you can donate online by clicking here: http://www.giveforward.com/fundraisers?query=rachel+folk

To learn more about Rachel Folk and keep up with her progress, click here: https://www.facebook.com/folksagainstcancer

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