Lancaster High School Battles Against Cancer

As a student at Lancaster High School, Meghan Swiatek attended several Bald for Bucks events but never participated in it herself. But during her senior year, she knew she wanted to make a difference and help plan Lancaster’s 2018 Bald for Bucks.

Together with her two co-chairs, Brooke Szymusiak and Amber Oczowinski, the trio set a fundraising goal and got to work. Meghan said the first thing they did was spread the news about how students and faculty could participate. They came up with different ways to fundraise, including allowing students to collect donations in school, a dress-down day for all faculty and staff, and competitions between several freshman classes.

From L to R: Brooke Szymusiak, Amber Oczowinski and Meghan Swiatek


All these different techniques, as well as the passion and dedication of Meghan and her two co-chairs, helped Lancaster raise close to $15,000! She said all the hard work and late nights were totally worth it. Not only that but her, Brooke and Amber became even closer friends, experienced new opportunities together and learned new responsibilities, like time management.

Meghan wants to encourage any school or student leaders to participate in Bald for Bucks because it’s not too late to join in the fight against cancer.

“No matter how little or how much money your school raises, [it] will help to make a difference in the world, one way or another,” Meghan said. “Planning an event like this is something you will remember for the rest of your life and I would do the whole thing again in a heartbeat if I could.”