Roswell Herd of Hope Honors Frontier Middle School
For the past three years, faculty, staff, students and their families at Frontier Middle School have shaved, cut and dyed their hair to raise funds for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
On November 19 representatives from Roswell Park joined Principal Ryan Sikorski and teachers Laura Klein and Shannon Gonzalez to honor the school's efforts by unveiling the large blue buffalo.
Herd of Hope’s blue buffalos represent local companies and people coming together to raise funds and support promising research at Roswell Park. While displayed individually, these buffaloes are part of a larger herd that unites the community’s collective efforts in finding a cure for cancer.
Recognition through Herd of Hope was spearheaded by Shannon Gonzalez, Frontier Middle School teach and cancer survivor, who was inspired by the school’s dedication to Roswell Park.
“I wanted our school to be recognized for the good that it does. When it comes to something that matters, like Goin’ Bald for Bucks, the students put their whole heart into it,” Gonzalez said.
Frontier Middle School has participated in Goin’ Bald For Bucks for three years. In the past two years, they have been the top fundraising team. In 2018-19, the team of over 60 teachers, students, staff and administrators raised $38,755 to benefit cancer research and patient care facilities by shaving, cutting or dying their hair.
Check out the buffalo when it is displayed at upcoming events at the middle school.