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Connor Middle School: Students go Bald for Bucks

by jmaloni
Fri, May 31st 2013 02:00 pm

Bald for Bucks fundraising leaders Sarah and Chris Swagler recently took part in their final event at Connor Middle School.

Bald for Bucks, which raises money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute, took place in the school cafeteria.

Chris Swagler, pictured with his sister, started Bald for Bucks in 2008 as a sixth-grader. The first year he raised more than $3,200. His mother had just had her 5-year cancer free tests at RPCI (thyroid cancer). The second year, he raised $2,100; 2010, $1,900; 2011, $2,300; 2012, $2,100; and this year, $2,100; for a total of $13,700.

Sarah joined the team in 2010. They were the top fundraisers every year since they started.

This is their last year doing it through the middle school because Sarah will join Chris in the high school next year.

In the second photo, sixth-grader Anthony Serra has his hair cut to honor survivors like his mother and grandmother, and in memory of people like his grandfather.

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