Get Involved with Bald for Bucks!

Ways to Participate

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

Check out the ways to participate and pick the one that best suits you!

Shave Your Head

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

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 charity of your choice. You will be responsible for mailing your ponytail donation to the wig-making charity that you choose. 

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

Grow Out Your Beard!​

Maybe Goin’ Bald isn’t your thing … but maybe growin’ your beard is! Choose the Beards for Bucks option when you register.

Make A Difference at Home

We know this isn’t how you imagined your year going — we didn’t, either! But just because we are physically distancing doesn’t mean we can’t still make a difference!

Participating in Bald for Bucks from home 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.

 

Step #1

Pick someone from your household to shave your head. You’ll have to have your own clippers!

Step #2

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

Step #3

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

Step #4

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

Step #5

Today’s the day! It’s time to go live and get ready to 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!
  • If you have a ponytail to donate before shaving your head, make sure to identify the wig-making organization that you plan to donate to, and closely follow their donation instructions.
  • Email the Bald for Bucks team at goinbaldforbucks@roswellpark.org if you need help with this process.

Step #6

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

Check out some of our participants who went Bald for Bucks at home!

Lina raised over $1,200 and donated her ponytail to Children with Hair Loss

Markell raised $1,000 and shaved his head at home

Imogene went Bald for Bucks from home and raised over $1,500

Check out some of our participants who went Bald for Bucks at home!

Lina raised over $1,200 and donated her ponytail to Children with Hair Loss

Imogene went Bald for Bucks from home and raised over $1,500

Markell raised $1,000 and shaved his head at home

Bald for Bucks With Your School

Go Bald with Your Classmates

Does your school want to get involved and support a cancer-free reality? Create your own Bald for Bucks school team and encourage your classmates to join! School teams can be started by teachers, faculty, parents or students.

Show your school pride and go Back for Bucks as a team, even if you’re learning from home!

Grow Out Your Beards!

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

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

We’d love to join forces with your organization!

Buffalo Organizations

Please contact Allison Lockwood, Senior Teams Fundraising Specialist, at Allison.Lockwood@RoswellPark.org or 716-845-8846.

Rochester Organizations

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