BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Western New Yorkers have always had a special place in their hearts for those battling cancer. Folks spend a lot of time and money on their hair. But Monday, they gave it all up for a greater cause.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute held a 'Going Bald for Bucks' event Monday morning, where participants take pledges to shave their heads. It raises money for Roswell, and shows support for those battling the disease, many of whom lose their hair during treatment.
News 4's general manger Chris Musial spoke about his family's experience with Roswell this past year when his wife was battling cancer. His son, who now works for Roswell, even shaved his head on Monday.
"It's all about hope here. Michelle used to say, as we walked in the door here and as we were leaving every time, "I'm hopeful." It was all about hope for her and her condition and what might happen. But she also used to pray. Pray for the people here, for the good work that they're doing," recalled Musial.
During the last 10 years, the event has raised more than $1 million to fund cancer research patient programs at Roswell.
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