It all started in a classroom …
Goin’ Bald for Bucks began with a promise between a brother and sister. Lake Shore High School teacher Tony George vowed to shave his head with his sister Cathleen while she was going through cancer treatment. He promised to not let his hair grow back until hers did.
When Mr. George told his students about his mission, many of them offered to join him. One student even suggested that they collect pledges before shaving their heads.
Goin’ Bald for Bucks was born!
In its first year, Mr. George and 36 Lake Shore High School students raised $3,600 for cancer research and patient-care programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since then, schools across Western New York have gone bald — joining forces in the fight against cancer and standing in solidarity with cancer patients!
More than 125 schools have gone Bald for Bucks
Over 8,000 student and teacher participants have snipped, clipped and shaved their way to cancer cures
There have been over 450 Bald for Bucks school events
Schools have raised nearly $4 million for Roswell Park
Schools make up 75% of Goin’ Bald for Bucks total fundraising
Top School Participants
(The number of events each school held)
Top School Fundraisers
(Cumulative fundraising total)
Lake Shore Central Schools
North Collins Central Schools
West Seneca East High School
Lancaster High School
Heim Middle School
Veronica E. Connor Middle School
Transit Middle School
Hamburg High School
Mill Middle School
West Elementary School
Want to see your school on the Bald for Bucks honor roll?
Hosting a Bald for Bucks event at your school is a great way to teach the importance of community and rally together for a great cause.