Thoughts and prayers go to Karen Pinz, wife of Roseway Barbershop owner Marty Pinz, who began 20 weeks of chemotherapy on February 5, to be followed by five and a half weeks of radiation.
Karen anticipated losing her hair soon due to the treatment, and Marty and Karen hosted a “Buzz Support Party” for Karen at the shop on Sunday, March 5 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The small shop was packed to the rafters with family and friends who overflowed into a tent that had been set up on the sidewalk. At least 15 of the guests had their own heads shaved, including Marty who – after having his own head done by fellow barber Roby Hunt, lovingly took the clippers to his wife and delivered a well-practiced buzz.
“We have a long road ahead of us,” said Karen. “But with the support of our family and friends, we will make it through this.”
Photos of the event, below, are by neighborhood photographer Linda Imlah and the Star’s Jane Perkins.