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Ways to participate

At its core, Bald for Bucks is a head-shaving fundraiser. Over the years though, participants have gotten creative and found other ways to use their hair to fight cancer.

Check out all the ways to participate and pick the best option for you!

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Cut Your Hair

Cut your locks with this Bald for Bucks option. We have a list of wig-making charities that accept hair donations. Each place has different specifications, so be sure to review the requirements and select the partner of your choice. You will be responsible for mailing your ponytail donation to the wig-making charity that you choose.

Shave Your Head

The option that started it all! It’s simple — let the world know you’re going to stand in solidarity with cancer patients by shaving your head. Then, collect donations that will support cancer patients and research. Lastly, grab those clippers and shave it all off!

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 hair-do for the cause. Have fun with this option as you raise money for cancer patients and research.

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Make a Difference at Home!

Did you know you can still participate in Bald for Bucks at home?

This is a fun, easy and interactive way to make a difference, all while being safe. By hosting your own virtual event, you can still raise critical funds for cancer research and patient-care programs and rally together your family and friends during this tough time.

Pick someone to shave your head. No experience required but you’ll need your own clippers!

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Select a day and time and pick where you’re going to stream (Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Google Meet, Twitch, TikTok, Zoom) for your friends and family to see.

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Now that your details are figured out, register yourself or ask a parent or guardian to register you. Once that’s done, check out our online fundraising toolkit.

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Take your before picture! Make sure to save this photo so you can compare it to your after picture.

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Today's the day!

It’s time to go live and shave your head. Don’t forget to make your event public so everyone can tune in to cheer you on!

Not sure where to start when shaving your head?

Check out this video for step-by-step instructions, courtesy of our friend Dawn at Salon 14120!

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Adult shaving child's hair as she smiles and holds up hair that was cut off

Ponytail donations

If you have a ponytail to donate, make sure to identify the wig-making organization, and closely follow their donation instructions.

Email the Bald for Bucks team at baldforbucks@roswellpark.org if you need help.

Share on social media!

Now that you are newly Bald, take an after picture to share on social media using #BaldforBucks. The Bald for Bucks team will be in touch after your event to send you your fundraising rewards.

If you want to be featured on our Bald for Bucks social media, DM us or email baldforbucks@roswellpark.org.

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Another way to participate —

Grow Your Beard!

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

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!

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Buffalo

Please contact Mary Russo, Fundraising Coordinator, at Mary.Russo@RoswellPark.org or 716-845-4977.

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Rochester

Please contact Caroline Seaberg, Rochester Bald For Bucks Coordinator at Caroline@13thirty.org or 585-563-6221.