Going Bald for Bucks

February 17, 2014 Updated Feb 17, 2014 at 7:31 AM EDT

By WKBW News

February 17, 2014 Updated Feb 17, 2014 at 7:31 AM EDT

Hamburg, N.Y. (WKBW) - Dozens of Frontier High School Students said goodbye to their luscious locks, all for a good cause.

“I'm doing it for the cancer patients and my great grandparents,” Student Cassidy Weibel said.

Sarah Bouw has long thick hair but decided it was time for it to go.

“So I signed up and I told people and ask for donation. My grandmother is a hair dresser and she wanted to be the one to shave my hair,” Bouw said.

Together they got rid of all of Bouw’s hair and she raised more than $500.

“I'm honored to do this to Sarah. God has blessed us so much that we have the beautiful hair to do this and that she has the courage to cut it off,” Grandmother and Hair Stylist Joanne Williams said.

Many of these students are no strangers to the effects of cancer. Recently, the entire school was shaken up when their Principal Jeff Sortisio was diagnosed with the disease.

“I have Carcinoma. If found a lump in my neck which I ignored and shouldn't have. By the time it was diagnosed I had stage four cancer,” Sortisio said.

After a lot of treatment and support from the entire school community, there is very good news.

“Two days ago I got the magic words that I was cancer free for a year. This is certainly a fantastic event. I can’t say enough about the treatment at Roswell,” Sortisio said.

Although for some of these students the winter may be just a bit chillier than before.

“It's just hair it will come back,” Student Francis Nowak said.

They say going bald for bucks is worth every penny.

The school even got some special guests. Member of the Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse team showed up for the event. One of the team members event shaved his head for the cause.

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