I donate my hair to support Roswell Park & ​​Bald For Bucks

Bald for Bucks started 20 years ago, in 2002, thanks to a teacher at Lake Shore High School, but you might not know exactly how it came about.

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Mr Anthony George started Bald for Bucks in the spring of 2002. He told his sister Cathleen, who was battling cancer, that he would shave his head with her and stay bald until his hair started to grow back.

photo credit: Kadie Daye

Bald For Bucks at Hamburg High School in May 2022. (Photo credit: Kadie Daye)

Mr. George’s students heard about what he was doing, they wanted to help however they could and be part of George’s promise. The students started collecting donations to raise money for cancer research before shaving their heads too!

The first year, Mr. George and 36 of his students raised $3,600. (Today would be equivalent to approximately $6,110.72 according to the inflation calculator.)

Cathleen lost her battle with cancer, but she sparked a long-lasting movement. And though she’s gone, her spirit lives on through every person who attends Bald for Bucks and every person who supports it.

Bald for Bucks started with what seemed like a heartfelt act of love between brother and sister, and it grew into something much bigger than that.

As someone close to his brother, Anthony and Cathleen’s story makes me emotional, and although I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Anthony George, unfortunately I never got to meet Cathleen before he passed away… but I know from stories and conversations that she was a good person and deserved a longer life.

In honor of Cathleen and all those who have lost their battle with cancer, and all those who are in remission or still battling today, I am donating my hair and raising funds for the cancer research at Roswell Park.

You can even style your hair into a ho for Bald for Bucks.

You can even style your hair into a ho for Bald for Bucks.

In total, Bald for Bucks has raised over $6 million for cancer research, helping the world move closer to a cancer-free future.

When you donate to Bald for Bucks, you are directly helping the patient care programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

You can be involved however you wish, and you are welcome to join me in my giving, whether you want to cut, shave or style your hair! I registered herebut before I cut 10 inches of my hair, I’m trying to raise at least $250 for Roswell Park…and I hope you’ll help me!

I would like to raise at least $250 for Roswell Park before I schedule my haircut and donate my hair to someone else who needs it.

If you are able to help, please click here.

Each donation is one more step towards a life without cancer.

In honor of Cathleen and every person and child who has been diagnosed with cancer, please consider making a donation here.

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