On March 5th, sportscaster Dan Dunleavy will join Marty Biron live on air to Go Bald for Bucks. This is Dan’s second year participating in our head shaving program. We chatted with him about why he’s shaving his head for the second time and what this cause means to him.
Q: How did you first hear about Bald for Bucks?
D: I had heard of or known of similar initiatives in Canada. I learned about this particular event when I started working for the Sabres. I am into my 7th season with the team.
Q: What made you decide to participate in Bald for Bucks?
D: My sister is a survivor of what was a rare form of childhood cancer. Her survival through efforts by Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto turned out to be a case study for that particular cure.
My mom is a cancer survivor and my late father had lung cancer when he passed away after surgery to deal with the disease last year at age 86.
D: I feel as the only member of the family of four not to have this disease (so far), my purpose is to fight for everyone who has been or is confronted with it.
Q: What are you most excited about for this year?
I loved how having my hair shaved felt last year and the energy from all who were there with Marty and I. It was all such good energy from the kids and the parents and fans who stopped by to watch.
Q: What would you say to individuals thinking of Goin’ Bald?
When you think about the challenge ahead for cancer patients, shaving your hair is such a painless thing to go through to show your support.