Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center employees and their family members will show their support for cancer patients by participating in the Goin’ Bald for Bucks program, which raises funds for cancer research and patient-care programs at Roswell Park.
More than 30 Roswell Park employees have grown out their hair while raising funds for the fight against cancer. Their efforts will culminate with a live shaving event, hosted by Kiss 98.5’s DJ Anthony. Included among the staff members who are Goin’ Bald are researchers, public safety officers, nurses and HR administrators.
Goin’ Bald for Bucks began in 2002, when Western New Yorker Cathleen George was being treated for cancer. Her brother, Tony, vowed to keep his head shaved until his sister’s hair grew back. Tony, a teacher at Lake Shore High School, shared his plan with his students. One student suggested they raise money while shaving Tony’s head, and Bald for Bucks was born. To date, Bald for Bucks participants have raised more than $6.5 million.
WHO: Candace S. Johnson, PhD, President & CEO, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
DJ Anthony, Radio Personality, Kiss 98.5
WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 18, 2020
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Hohn Auditorium, Research Science Building
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14203
About Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a community united by the drive to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity — by unlocking its secrets through personalized approaches and unleashing the healing power of hope. Founded by Dr. Roswell Park in 1898, it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Learn more at www.roswellpark.org, or contact us at 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or ASKRoswell@roswellpark.org.