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Something magical happens when schools come together for a great cause. Teachers, staff members, parents and students make a real difference by participating in Bald for Bucks. All funds raised directly benefit cancer care and research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, meaning your participation directly impacts our community.

You don’t have to shave your head!

Shave or cut your hair, add a strand of color or change up your style in whatever way suits you best. Schools that Go Bald together, stay strong together.

A smiling girl gets her hair cut


“I’m super proud of my boys; that they’re advocates and supporting this cause at a young age. They want to make a difference. That’s a result of our family being touched by a cancer diagnosis,” said Sandhya Singh, a Bald for Bucks parent.

Are you looking for a fun way to teach your kid(s) about the importance of giving back? Interested in helping them make a real difference right here in Buffalo? 

Sign them up for Bald for Bucks!

Bald for Bucks is a meaningful, extracurricular activity that teaches responsibility, the importance of community and what it looks like to make a real impact, even as a kid or a teen. Participating in this fundraiser isn’t just about the new hairstyle your child will be rocking — it’s about giving them the opportunity to help cancer patients everywhere!


Why You Need to Bring Bald for Bucks to Your School.

“It’s not just an event, it is a memory. It is a movement. It is a community that you are bringing together to do something amazing and grand that’s going to help people all throughout Western New York,” said Jessica Kardashian, teacher/Bald for Bucks coordinator.

Help your students make a bold statement.

The influence teachers have can help shape students for the rest of their lives. No matter the reason you decided to become a teacher, Bald for Bucks is a great way to bring your classroom and school together for a cause that we all support — helping end cancer. If you’re looking for a meaningful way to connect with your students or make a difference in our Buffalo community, creating a Bald for Bucks fundraiser at your school is the perfect opportunity.

Sign up your school!


“Kindness is being proactive in your community. I’m trying to cheer other people up by doing Bald for Bucks,” said Leeyana Cheek, Bald for Bucks participant.

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.

Make your school year an impactful one.

Go Bald for Bucks!

You’ll learn how to fundraise and promote your event, how to thank your donors, the importance of giving back and so much more.

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 2023-2024 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.


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


A girl smiles and holds up her newly chopped off braid

Virtual Fundraising.

If you can’t join or host an in-person gather, consider going virtual.

Fundraising Support

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 and your child!

We have various fundraising tools to help reach your goal. Aim high because we also have incredible rewards as a thank you from our team! 

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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!