This week, our #5 top fundraising school for 2018-2019 is Lake Shore Central School District!
Goin’ Bald for Bucks began when Lake Shore High School social studies teacher Tony George vowed to shave his head with his sister Cathleen while she was going through cancer treatment. He promised to not let his hair grow back until hers did.
When Mr. George told his students about his mission, many of them offered to join him. One student even suggested that they collect pledges before shaving their heads, and Bald for Bucks was born. In its first year, Mr. George and 36 Lake Shore High School students raised $3,600.
Seventeen years later, the tradition continues. The Lake Shore community team is led by Mr. George and math teacher Mrs. Kreinheder. This year, 40+ participants raised over $25,000! This fun-filled event features games, food, special guest appearances and a huge basket raffle.
Since that first event, the Lake Shore Central School District and community has raised $490,000 for Roswell Park.
This week, our #6 top fundraising school for 2018-2019 is North Collins Central Schools!
North Collins has a long history with Goin’ Bald for Bucks; this year was their 14th event. Since they first started Goin’ Bald for Bucks, North Collins has raised over $170,000 for Roswell Park! This small but mighty community comes together year after year to host a truly special Goin’ Bald for Bucks event.
This year the 30+ participants at North Collins outdid themselves and raised over $23,000 – this is the most that the school has ever raised. We can’t wait to continue this tradition with North Collins going into the 2019-2020 school year!
This week, our #7 top fundraising school for 2018-2019 is Hamburg High School!
This was Hamburg High School’s 9th Goin’ Bald for Bucks event. Since they first started Goin’ Bald for Bucks, Hamburg High School has raised over $140,000 for Roswell Park. This event is a group effort, organized by the Hamburg High School Student Government committee.
To raise additional funds for Bald for Bucks, the student government organized a penny war competition between the graduating classes, had a Braids for Bucks station at their event and encouraged their teachers to participate.
Hamburg High School is also this year’s top fundraising high school and had 30 Bald for Bucks participants who raised over $22,000 for Roswell Park. Thank you, Hamburg!
This week, our #8 top fundraising school for 2018-2019 is Elmwood Franklin School!
This was Elmwood Franklin’s 4th consecutive Goin’ Bald for Bucks event. Since they first started Goin’ Bald for Bucks, Elmwood Franklin has raised over $60,000 for Roswell Park! We’d like to give a shout out to Mr. Andrew Deyell, Head of School, and Ms. Rebecca Murak , Director of Communications for their hard work and organization.
We had a rockin’ time at this event and the music and dancing never stopped! There were also some celebrity guest appearances from DJ Anthony and players from the Buffalo Bandits team.
Elmwood Franklin School is this year’s top fundraising elementary school and had 40 Bald for Bucks participants who raised $16,481 for Roswell Park. We can’t wait for next year!
This week, our #9 top fundraising school for 2018-2019 is St. Gregory the Great School!
This year was St. Greg’s very first Goin’ Bald for Bucks school-wide event. There were more 30 participants who raised $16,475 for Roswell Park. Out of all of our new schools this year, St. Greg’s raised the most! Their event was very special and started with a moment of silence and song from their school choir.
In addition to their Goin’ Bald for Bucks event, St. Greg’s student Sydney Lynn-Kieffer hosted a Team Roswell fundraiser to support Roswell Park called “Canvases Against Cancer.” Sydney and her fellow art classmates created their own original canvas paintings and put them on display in the hallways of the school. Each painting sold for $10 and in total the students raised $1,700!
Great job to the amazing participants who snipped, clipped and shaved their way to cancer cures and Sydney!
The 2018-2019 Bald for Bucks season was exceptional thanks to the hard work and dedication of all participating schools. Every Wednesday during the summer, we will be featuring our top 10 fundraising schools from this year. We are so proud of everyone that participated and made a difference in the lives of cancer patients.
For this first week, we are kicking it off with Casey Middle School!
Casey Middle School hosted their first Goin’ Bald for Bucks event in 2015. Over the last 3 events, they’ve raised over $58,000 for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center!
Over 30 students and faculty members joined Casey Middle School’s 2019 team. Other students got in the spirit and rocked green and purple bandanas during the event. Each bandana was a $1 donation to the team total.
This event was extra special, and had guest appearances from DJ Anthony and Buster Bison!
Collectively, this amazing school raised $16,055. We are so proud of Casey Middle School!