A smiling man holds scissors and a lock of hair he just cut from a Bald For Bucks participant while a woman claps in the background

Who says cutting your hair isn’t professional?

Bald for Businesses.

Bald for Bucks started in schools, but it has since grown into a community fundraiser with countless ways to participate. Bringing Bald for Bucks to your workplace is the perfect opportunity to help your team bond while supporting a cause that has a real impact. It’s a fun and unique way to give back to the community — plus, it’s easy to execute, doesn’t take long and can easily fit into your team’s busy schedules.

Your efforts directly support research and patient care programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Whether you’re shaving your head, cutting your hair or growing your beard, there’s a way your team can do so in solidarity with cancer patients.

Police officers holding a check made out to Roswell Park for $18,000
Three smiling people holding signs that say I support Bald For Bucks

How Bald for Businesses works.

When it comes to going Bald for Bucks, there are so many ways you can participate. Part of the fun is adapting the program to your business and thinking out of the box for how you want to organize your event. That said, you have support every step of the way from the Bald for Bucks team.

Here are a few tips for how to bring Bald for Bucks to your workplace.

Pick a location.

If your work has a place to gather your team together, you can make it a big event. If it doesn’t, your team can go Bald for Bucks from anywhere. Rally them via email and create a digital form for them to cheer one another on (Think Yammer or an email chain).

Bring the clippers.

Select who will cut or shave the participant’s hair. You can do it yourself or partner with a local salon.



Check out our online fundraising toolkit for ways to make the most of your fundraising efforts.

Visit the toolkit.


Event day.

On event day, Livestream what’s happening (Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Google Meet, Twitch, TikTok, Zoom) for your team’s friends and family to see or post about your journey as you go.


Share your accomplishments.

Have your team take before and after pictures and make sure they share them with their coworkers and donors!

Ways to participate in Bald for Businesses.

Grow your beard!

Two men have their beards trimmed by stylists

“I think everybody should get involved. The bigger we can make this, the better for the community.” – Officer David Quick of the Town of West Seneca Police Department.

Growing your beard is an artform; so is shaving it off.

Choose the Beards for Bucks option when you register. Have your team grow their beard or moustache for days, weeks or months and collect donations as they grow. Then, have them get out those clippers and share their before and after pictures with the team!

Sign up with your co-workers, teammates or friends and see who can grow the best beard or moustache. Make a donation and see how much your team can raise for cancer research! Beards for Bucks is a great opportunity to get creative while also supporting the fight against cancer.

We’d love to join forces with your organization!

Find a trusted person to cut your hair.
Pick a date.
Collect donations.

Cut your hair!

A woman's wet hair is trimmed with scissors by a stylist

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 hairdo. Have fun with this option as you raise money for cancer patients and research.

Grow your beard.

Maybe going Bald isn’t your thing … but maybe growing your beard is! Grow your beard or moustache for days, weeks or months, collect donations as you grow, then get out those clippers!

You can make it a group activity! Challenge your family, friends or coworkers to join you in growing their beard.

A man has his mustache trimmed by a stylist
A group of children hold multicolor hair extensions in a school gymnasium


Not only is Bald for Bucks a fun way to rock a new hairstyle with your friends, but it’s also a great leadership opportunity that helps build community inside and outside the classroom.

Contact us.

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

Start a School Fundraiser.

If your school doesn’t already have a plan to participate in Bald for Bucks this year, you can make one happen!

Students hold signs reading Let's go Jenah while a girl gets her head shaved

Get your school to make Bald for Bucks part of your 2022-2023 school year in a few easy steps:

Start with this letter!

The Bald for Bucks team created a letter for you to bring to school administration or a teacher you trust.


Once your school says yes, work together to pick a date and time that works.


Recruit classmates, teachers and friends to participate.

3 children holding Bald for Bucks signs up


We're here to help!

We understand that this can seem like a big undertaking — that’s why our team is here every step of the way to make this experience a success for you!

Ready to sign up?!

We have various fundraising tools to help reach your goal.

Check out the collection of tools that are relevant for students!

Earn rewards!

When you fundraise for Bald for Bucks you have the opportunity to earn rewards for all of your hard work!