AMS Bald for Bucks Team gets to Restyle Mr. Crombie's Beard
The Amherst Middle School Bald for Bucks team has already surpassed their team fundraising goal, but if students can each raise $300 more, one of them could win a chance to restyle the assistant principal's beard.
Assistant Principal Keith Crombie will be Goin' Beard for Bucks and as incentive to bump up the campaign total during the last week before the May 31 event, he will let a student choose the style of his new beard. Over the past several months, he has been growing a beard.
Students could also win the chance to take the first couple of shaves off the heads of teachers Kevin Fildes and Garrett Kensy and get to see event organizer David Mansfield, a special education teaching assistant at Amherst Middle School, come to school with pink hair on May 31.
The 2018 Amherst Middle School Bald for Bucks team set a fundraising goal of $10,000. As of May 21, the team had raised $13,034. Donations can be made online.
There are 16 teachers, the assistant principal and 43 students on the AMS Bald for Bucks team. On May 23, they will head to Buffalo radio station Kiss 98.5 to record promo spots to air that evening on the Kiss 10 at 10 countdown.
Students and staff over the last three years have raised over $52,000 to support Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. This year marks the fourth campaign and every year the participation has grown. Many of the staff and students are raising money in memory of family or friends who have had cancer.
The Bald for Bucks event will be a school-wide assembly on Thursday, May 31 in the middle school auditorium. The event will run from 2:20-3:45 p.m. The main excitement will be watching staff and students get their heads shaved. There will be a live DJ and students who participate in the trivia portion of the assembly can win Mighty Taco coupons.
"I'm so very proud of our students and staff for volunteering to help others. In our building, this event keeps growing and to see a student's reaction when they meet a cancer survivor and know that their efforts might have helped that person recover their health, it's very emotional," said David Mansfield, who has coordinated the AMS Bald for Bucks campaign since it started in 2015.
Students and teachers can choose to have their head shaved, donate eight inches of hair, or have washable color streaks put in their hair. Each participant has to raise $100 to donate their hair or get it shaved; or $75 to have color streaks placed in their hair.
Friends, family, teachers, Great Clips, DJ Anthony from Kis 98.5, our own DJ, Mr. Mark Busalachi, will be at our Bald For Bucks event!