Local group wants to “go viral” with fundraiser

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) – Mustaches disappeared and inches of hair fell to the floor of the District Barber Shop on Seneca Street as members of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Sunrise go bald for the Bucks.

“Everyone knows someone who’s had cancer, so it does matter,” said Nels Cremean, who grew a beard and shaved his head last Friday.

It is personal to this group as four members of the club have dealt with or are currently dealing with cancer.

“They’re all friends, so we wanted to support our friends, so we formed Bald for the Bucks Team Up,” Cremean said.

Team Up sets in motion the symbolic collection. They document everything and post funny videos on YouTube to encourage people to join them, hoping to do “good go viral”. All the money they raise goes to the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The goal is to reach $ 5,000 by the end of the year, and they’re well on their way. Kevin Crosby leads the group with $ 2,100 raised so far.

“Whether it’s $ 25, $ 100, whatever it is, it pays off because it supports the research that improves care, and I’m myself a direct beneficiary now,” Crosby said.

Crosby was diagnosed with breast cancer in February this year.

“I got a head start on losing my hair. I’m halfway through chemotherapy at Roswell,” Crosby said.

While he and his Rotary family feel a little lighter and fresher at the top, they will spend the rest of this year trying to get you to join them.

“You don’t have to shave. You can shave, cut your style or grow your beard! It’s called a beard for money,” Cremean said.

It’s about meeting, raising money and making people smile.

“I’m very sure I’ll be cancer free in a few months. There’s no rhyme or reason why people can get sick or get cancer. Instead of worrying about it, it’s having a positive attitude. to what you want to do to improve the future, and I’m very positive, “Crosby said.

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