GOIN' Bald 4 Bucks!!


    How it all began...

    In the spring of 1998, Cathleen George was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30. Cancer had already spread to her lymph nodes. Although Cathleen possessed an optimistic attitude, she knew there was a long history of breast cancer in her family and she was not willing to take any chances.


    Cathleen opted for the radical treatment of a double mastectomy followed by six weeks of chemo and radiation. For two years her cancer went into remission but in 2000 Cathleen found a tumor on her left chest wall. This time she had a T-cell replacement and her cancer went into remission again.


    In the spring of 2002, Cathleen experienced a severe headache while at work that prompted her to seek medical attention. Cathleen was diagnosed with a brain tumor and three tumors on her lung. Over the next few months, she had surgery followed by more chemo and radiation.  It was during this time that the idea for “Goin’ Bald for Bucks” was born. Cathleen’s brother, Tony, told her that he would shave his head with her and not let his hair grow back until hers did. Tony began talking about it with his students at Lake Shore High School. One of his students jokingly said that he would pay Tony if Tony would let him do the shaving. Hence, a fundraiser was born!


    The first year, Tony and 36 Lake Shore students raised $3,600 in their labor of love. Seven years later, over $500,000 has been raised to benefit research and patient care at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  On March 13, 2004, Cathleen George lost her battle with cancer. Her spirit now lives on through this annual fundraiser. Please consider becoming a part of Goin’ Bald for Bucks, and together we can offer the promise of hope to all cancer patients!


    Your continued support is still needed to help cure cancer!!!


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