IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) — Iowa Hawkeye football players Levi and Landon Paulson said goodbye to their long locks to support pediatric cancer patients.
The twins said if people helped them raise $10,000 for the University of Iowa’s Dance Marathon event they would cut off their hair and donate it at the big event. They did that better and raised nearly $16,000.
Dance Marathon is an annual 24-hour event where students end a year-long mission of raising money to fight pediatric cancer. This year marks the 25th year for UI event.
During the event, the Paulson twins took the stage where they shed their locks. Because they raised more than $15k they also said goodbye to their beards. The duo is well known and recognized for their long hair and beards.
Dance Marathon ends Saturday at 7 p.m. That’s when they’ll announce how much money was raised this year. Last year, the organization brought in more than $3 million.
There’s still time to donate here before the big event ends.
Their goal was to raise $10K to cut their hair, $15K to cut their hair and our beards.
Fundraising continues and right now they have raised nearly $16,000!
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) February 2, 2019