Gov. Baker, Tom Brady shave their heads for charity

Lynette Rowe
March 12, 2018

The event was for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and ended up raising almost $7.5 million.

It was for a good cause - "Saving by Shaving", a now-annual event in Boston held to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the country's premier cancer-treatment facilities. Granite Telecommunications had agreed to pledge over $5 million to Dana-Farber if 1,000 employees, family members and friends trimmed their locks.

Tom Brady (left) shooks hands with Governor Charlie Baker as the two arrived to have their heads shaved. We can and will do just that - cure cancer.

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Granite has been named repeatedly as one of the most philanthropic companies in MA. The "Saving by Shaving" event raised $5.8 million this year, according to MassLive.

Barbers from New Era Barbershop in Boca Raton donated their time to help make it happen. The company said it would contribute $6.5 million instead.

Baker has taken part in the event for the last four years, and Granite Telecommunications CEO Rob Hale credited the governor with putting the fundraiser "on the map".

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