Your personal promise to help
end cancer!

Be a part of our community as we stand in solidarity with cancer patients. A small act can lead to big changes — so use your hair to show you care.

Make a promise. Make a statement. Make a difference!

Your personal promise to help
end cancer!

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How will you get involved with

Bald for Bucks?

I’m a parent, teacher or student connected to a local school who wants to go Bald for Bucks.

I’m taking the lead and doing this solo.

I’m getting involved through work or a community organization.


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Who will you go Bald for?

Grandparents. Teachers. Children. Parents. Neighbors.

Just like you, we know so many people who have been personally affected by cancer. That’s why we stand in solidarity with them. The funds we raise together help advance research and programs that support patients and survivors at Roswell Park.

What is

Bald for Bucks?

Bald for Bucks started with a promise between a brother and sister. That one small act of love and compassion has grown into a head-shaving fundraising program that spans generations throughout our Western New York community.

There are several ways to

Participate in Bald for Bucks.

Choose the best one for you!

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Cut your hair to a length that fits you best.

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Shave it all off!

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Style your hair any way you choose.

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Grow your beard over time, then shave it all off.

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We're here to help!

Our Bald community is big and unique – full of students, teachers, parents, first responders, young adults and more. Anyone can participate and raise funds to make a difference. Is your school going Bald?

Need some help setting up your own fundraiser?  Want some tips to fuel your efforts? We’re here to help. We have a ton of resources, plus a super knowledgeable staff that’s just a phone call, email, Facebook message or text message away!

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Survivor Squad.

Cancer has no limit. It affects us all.

Get to know some of the incredible cancer survivors who inspire us to Go Bald.

Get Inspired!

2023-2024 Total so far:

  • $267,499.06


Top 10 Fundraisers

Top 10 Teams


We appreciate your hard work, dedication and commitment to fundraise for cancer research! Continue to spread the Bald for Bucks mission and enjoy a small token of our appreciation.




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Stay tuned!

Your impact

Schools, individuals and groups in our community are all working hard to raise both funds and awareness for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY, and for 13thirty Cancer Connect in Rochester, NY.

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Our sponsors!

We’d love to join forces with you!

Questions? Contact us!

Please contact Brianna Athans, fundraising coordinator, at or 716-845-2346.