When his sister’s cancer came back, Lake Shore High School Teacher Tony George made a vow. He shaved his head in honor of Cathleen’s battle and would not let his hair grow back until hers did.
When his students realized what he was doing, they wanted to join in to make a difference. They began collecting donations before shaving their heads. And so the Bald for Bucks community was born!
That’s the beautiful thing about Bald for Bucks — what started as one, simple act of compassion and love turned into something so much bigger.
And we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
The funds raised from the Buffalo Bald for Bucks program go directly to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that manages all donations benefitting cancer research and patient care at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The funds raised from the Rochester Bald for Bucks program go to supporting programming at 13thirty Cancer Connect and cancer research at Roswell Park. In the 2022-2023 school year, the Rochester Bald for Bucks program raised nearly $19,000.