Roswell employees go Bald for Bucks

Posted at 9:14 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 21:14:44-05

Employees from Roswell Park went Bald for Bucks to show their support for people battling cancer. More than 50 employees cut their hair and shaved their heads in an effort to raise money to fight the disease.

The Bald for Bucks program started in 2002 and has raised more than $4 million for cancer research. Doctors say it's all about showing solidarity with patients.

"The first step is for them to recognize and realize that we are with them in this fight", said Mukund Seshaeri, an Associate Professor of Oncology at Roswell Park. "Like I told someone else the other day. I have a choice. I'm going Bald for Bucks but a lot of our patients don't have a choice. And this is my small way, and a lot of team members feel the same way, in showing them we are with them in this fight."

Every year more than 75 schools and organizations take part in the Bald for Bucks program.