BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Workers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute are taking a brave step to show support for their patients. About 70 professionals at Roswell Park are sporting a new haircut.
The workers either cut their hair or shaved their heads as part of the annual Goin' Bald Together fundraiser. They gathered pledges that will directly benefit research and patient care at Roswell. Staff members want to show patients they are with them every step of the way.
Lake Shore Central High School teacher Anthony George said, "The reality is there are thousands, if not tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of people in Western New York who want to do the same thing. They have loved ones who are struggling with cancer and are really at a loss as what to do. Right here behind me is what you can do. You can go Bald For Bucks and help Roswell Park find a cure for cancer."
The money raised this year is expected to total more than $50,000.
There is a hearing Thursday in Buffalo about the use of medical marijuana. So far 20 states and Washington D.C. allow it.
News 4 is looking to see if police and firefighters were called to the same house overnight, for different incidents. Firefighters were on Goodyear Avenue putting out a fire around 3 a.m. Thursday.
Reverend Roy Harriger returned to court Wednesday night. The pastor is facing charges of molesting children.
Some of the members of his assembly refuse to believe the allegations against him. About eight members of the Community Fellowship …
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
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Crews will also be out dredging the Buffalo River on Thursday. They'll be in the city ship canal area.