Life Shavers Bus Tour to Raise Money and Awareness to Fight Cancer

Kansas City, Missouri May 8 — Life Shavers, a Dallas based non-profit, is partnering with Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer and embarking on a week long bus tour across the nation to bring awareness and support to the fight against pediatric cancer. Stopping at Pizza Ranch at 4801 North Oak Trafficway, the event occurs from 6pm - 8pm on May 12th and food and refreshments will be provided.

About Life Shavers Life Shavers is a Raise Funds Network brand focused on eliminating cancer. To fulfill this goal, Life Shavers will be partnering with several national cancer organizations, including Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer. The inspiration for Life Shavers is the multitude of family and friends who shave their own heads in solidarity with cancer patients. Therefore, the Life Shavers’ team wishes to create this same feeling of support and community in a number of ways. Life Shavers events will provide opportunities for people to shave their own heads in solidarity, learn more about cancer, and hear firsthand accounts of the impact cancer can have an on individual’s family and friends. Tax-deductible donations will also be graciously accepted at each Life Shavers event and through, where additional information is also available.

About the Life Shavers Bus Tour At each stop, the Life Shavers team will get off the bus, and combined with local resources and families connected to cancer, host head shaving parties as fun, emotional and joyous community acts of solidarity. Donation dollars will be raised for each head shaved, and activities, food and refreshments will be provided at the event. Donations will go directly to help fund research and programs dedicated to eliminating pediatric cancer.

The Life Shavers Bus Tour will travel through the mid-west stopping at Pizza Ranch and Potbelly Sandwich Shop, both national sponsors, franchise locations in each city. Supported by a number of national and local sponsors, the inaugural Bus Tour will spread the word and encourage others to join us in our mission of raising awareness for cancer and its widespread impact, as well as increase support for national cancer organizations with the ultimate goal of eliminating cancer.

Vice President of Marketing for Pizza Ranch, Cody Pierce, commented, “Pizza Ranch is excited to partner with Life Shavers across the Midwest to raise money and awareness for organizations fighting cancer. Pizza Ranch is committed to genuinely caring for our communities so that we can make a legendary impact in the world we live in.”

About Pizza Ranch: Pizza Ranch’s vision is “To glorify God by positively impacting the world we live in.” Founded in Hull, Iowa, in 1981 by Adrie Groeneweg, Pizza Ranch is a prominent regional restaurant chain that offers a wide selection of pizza, salad, chicken with hot mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, potato wedges and desserts in a unique buffet-style environment. The brand’s great tasting food is also available through carry-out and delivery service. Currently, the company boasts 180 locations throughout 13 states in the Midwest and is executing an aggressive growth plan to expand its presence in key U.S. markets. Since 2009, Pizza Ranch has been included in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” list, increasing its ranking each year. For more information about Pizza Ranch and available franchise opportunities, visit

For more information or to schedule an interview with Todd Kirby, founder of Life Shavers, or Cody Pierce, Vice President of Marketing for Pizza Ranch, please contact Lauren Lamb at 281-723-3131 or

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