Folks getting ink done for charity - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Dozens getting ink done for charity

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hundreds are going to get ink done for a good cause.

Needles might be something cancer patients see all too much of in the hospital, but needles are hoping to help those affected by the disease in another way.
 
"We have done it over the last two years and have raised more than ten thousand dollars," said Buddy Wheeler of Tattoo Charlie's.
 
Wheeler said folks at Tattoo Charlie's began the "Tattoos Against Cancer" benefit in 2011.
 
"Every penny that's donated goes directly to Meghan's Mountain charity," said Wheeler.
"I don't keep anything. I donate all of the supplies for the event. My guys are donating all of their time and skill."
 
The event benefits Meghan's Mountain Charitable Foundation, Inc.  
 
It's an organization that helps with patient care.  Meghan's Mountain has worked closely with organizations like Kosair Children's Hospital to bring support and smiles to kids.
 
With a minimum donation of twenty dollars, those 18 and over can choose from a variety of cancer ribbon tattoos to show their "permanent" support on December 2.  
  
Organizers say you don't have to get ink done to help.  You can drop off your donations to any of the locations before or during the event.
 
"You don't have to get a tattoo, you can just come in and give a donation to Meghan's Mountain and we will be happy to pass that along," said Wheeler.
 
Those who put it together say it has brought a lot of folks together.
 
"The people who come in to get the ribbon tattoos, most of them have a story to tell about a loved one who has cancer or has beaten cancer," said Wheeler.
 
"It's a really special, really emotional day for us with so many people coming in and sharing their stories with us."
 
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 2.
 
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