Team Roswell is getting ready to go bald on Wednesday, February 21 at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Roswell employees, their family members and friends come together for this event to show our patients that they are in the brave fight with them. We asked a first time participant and Roswell employee, Danielle Selleck, about her involvement this year. Here’s what she had to say:
What made you decide to Go Bald?
I enjoy helping people and wanted to do something for our patients and their families. Everybody has been affected by cancer somehow or another and it’s scary and stressful and awful. I’ve always admired the various patient programs we have here at Roswell and was pleasantly surprised to see that Bald for Bucks money helps fund those. That said, I was definitely on the fence at first. Every time I saw an email or i2 update about Bald for Bucks, I thought it seemed like a great idea, but then I would chicken out before looking into it further. It wasn’t until I watched a few videos from past events, and specifically seeing other girls and women shave their heads, that I decided I was all in. There is such joy and pride and comradery in everyone’s faces; not a single one of them looked regretful.
What would you say to someone considering going Bald?
Do it! If you’re really thinking about it, just do it. It’s an easy way to make a difference. I’ve been floored by everyone’s generosity and support. Together, my friends, family, and coworkers (and some strangers) have been able to accomplish way more than I could as an individual, and that’s been really exciting. I’m lucky enough to be doing this on my own terms. I want to do what I can (and raise as much money as I can) to help those who aren’t so lucky.
What are you most excited about with this upcoming event?
I’ve never been before, so I have no idea what to expect! Are there cookies? If so, then I’m most excited for the cookies.
Just for that, there will be cookies! To join or support Team Roswell on February 21, visit baldforbucks.org/teamroswell