Benefit For Barber Sidelined By Rare Form Of Cancer

BIRMINGHAM (WWJ) – Dave Ritter opened his Barber Shop, “Dave’s” four years ago on Old Woodward in downtown Birmingham. 

The father of two young boys had scrimped and saved for years in an effort to open the shop. 

daves barber shop Benefit For Barber Sidelined By Rare Form Of CancerThe store thrived in the very competitive retail market of Birmingham. 

Trouble came into Dave’s life two years ago when he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of bladder cancer. 

Since then the shop has had to close several times while Dave received life saving treatments, including a visit to Sloan Kettering in New York City.  

Dave’s wife Michelle says the family’s savings are nearly depleted and she’s humbled by the out pouring of love and support from Dave’s customers, Birmingham Business owners, friends and family. 

Friends will hold a benefit for Dave on Sunday March 13th at the FOE Hall on M59, in Waterford. 

For more information on the benefit go to DOIT4DAVE.COM.

  • Irene Bridges Slisinger

    Dave, Michelle and family.

    I heard about Dave’s illness on the radio. My heart goes out to all of you! My dad was diagnosed with bladder cancer a few years ago. I also cared for my husband, Al, for 17 months while he was treated for a malignant brain tumor. Al owned his own business in Sterling Heights.

    I hope that the donation I am sending will be of some help. Take care!


  • Irene Bridges Slisinger

    To Dave Ritter Benefit:

    Where can I mail a check to Dave and his family?
    Who should I make the check out to?

    Irene Bridges Slisinger

  • carolynlange

    Dear Dave Michele,
    I just want to say, you all are in my thoughts and prayers, daily. I will see you at the benefit, sunday March 13th..Take care and know you have a lot of people who love you and wishing you the best.

    Love, Carolyn, Your polish friend

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