More than a dozen men take a stand against domestic violence

Men shaving heads for domestic violence

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They came to Supercuts with hair on their heads, and left with their heads shaved in an effort to bring awareness to domestic violence.

A simple gesture that was started by our WakeUp 2day reporter Jai Cunningham.

“It’s not necessarily for just a single victim, but I think its to recognize all of the ladies, and we’ve done it what, four times since last October when I first did it for Heather,” Cunningham said.

He’s talking about Heather Rosa Tuiolosega a woman who was murdered last October.

“When I first did it for Heather on October 31st I wanted some sort of statement, some sort of shocking alarming thing that would be visible and noticeable and would last,” Cunningham said.

Honolulu resident, Ed  Oshiro remembers seeing Jai shave his head on WakeUp 2day.

“I was moved emotionally I decided to step up to the plate and say hey it’s for a good cause supporting good people,” Honolulu resident, Ed Oshiro said.

Everyone getting their head shaved Saturday donated $10 to the Domestic Violence Action Center.

“It’s critically important for us to take every opportunity to remind the community that domestic violence is a problem we face everyday and that there is an important role men can play in helping to spread information. And each time we talk to the community we touch somebody, and that makes a big difference,” Domestic Violence Action Center, Nancy Kreidman said.

That’s what these men hope to do, make a big difference.

“The money we’re raising today is not so much about the money as the message. That’s the important thing,” Cunningham said.

In all, $150 was donated to the Domestic Violence Action Center.

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