HARKER HEIGHTS — Five-year-old Harlee Richard will donate 12 to 15 inches of her hair today to children battling cancer.

“She’s a good kid and she has always had an old soul,” said her mom, Lisa Richard, owner of the Twisted Wrench. “She has always had a mature mind for her age and loves to help others.”

The Bell County Dogmen Motorcycle Club hosts a fundraiser today from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Twisted Wrench Saloon, 624 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Harker Heights. All the proceeds from the event will go to benefit Battle For a Cure.

Amanda Harbin-Bartlett, founder and president, dreamed of a day when pediatric oncology wards would be empty and children diagnosed with cancer would be guaranteed a cure.

In 2008, she vowed to make this dream a reality, and in 2012 she completed the paperwork to make Battle For a Cure an official nonprofit organization.

“Part of the mission as (a motorcycle club) is to change the image and perception people have of us,” Richard said. “We do good things and we want to be known for what we do in the community. This is for a great cause; to make kids happy.”

The event will feature live music from Texas Lightning, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, games and food. Donations can be made at the door.

Richard said the bar hosts an event for the nonprofit twice a year and raised more than $2,000 last year.

Contact Vanessa Lynch at vlynch@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7567.

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