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Ways to Participate

At its core, Goin’ Bald for Bucks is a head-shaving fundraiser. Over the years though, our participants have gotten creative and found other ways to use their hair to fight cancer. Check out the ways to participate and pick the one that best suits you!

Shave Your Head!

The option that started it all! It’s pretty simple — let the world know you’re going to shave your head in solidarity with cancer patients. Then, collect donations that will help support the more than 36,000 patients that turn to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center for hope each year. Lastly, grab those clippers and shave it all off at your very own Bald For Bucks event!

Cut Your Hair!

Do you have 8 or more inches of hair? Cut your locks with this Bald for Bucks option. The 8 or more inches of hair you chop off at your Bald for Bucks event will be donated to Hair We Share and turned into a free wig for someone suffering from hair loss. Be proud of yourself and your new ‘do — your donation is making a difference!

Style Your Hair!

Make a statement and spread awareness by styling your hair. What does this mean? Really, whatever you want! Get colorful extensions, dye your hair, or try a funky new hair-do for the cause. Have fun with this option as you raise money and awareness for Roswell Park.

Grow Out Your Beard!​

Maybe goin’ bald isn’t your thing … but maybe growin’ your beard is! Choose the Beards For Bucks option when you register. Grow out your beard or moustache for several weeks, collect donations as you grow, then host a beard-shaving party.

Or turn it into a friendly competition! Sign up with your co-workers, teammates or friends and see who can grow the best beard or moustache. Make a donation to be part of the #noshave club and see how much your team can raise for cancer research!

In 2017, more than 15 police departments and Western New York businesses participated and collectively raised over $65,000! We’d love to join forces with your organization and would be honored to have you host an event.

To get your organization started, please contact Allison Polakiewicz, Senior Teams Fundraising Specialist, at or 716-845-8846.

Getting Started

Whatever option you choose, we’re here to help you get started. Whether you need help organizing your Bald For Bucks event, or you need some tools to help with your fundraising, we’re here for you!