Brady, Local Pols Help Raise $6.5M for Cancer Research

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got a buzz cut for a cancer research institute.

Brady was the mystery guest at Thursday’s “Saving by Shaving” annual fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Brady showed off his new look on Instagram after his long, brown hair was shaved down with a razor.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker had his head shaved too.

Granite Telecommunications holds the event at its headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts. The company pledged to give over $5 million to the cancer institute if 1,000 people shaved their heads or beards.

Cape Cod State Rep. Tim Whelan (R-Brewster) was one of the many state house figures to take part in this year’s event.

“I want to thank Rob Hale and the Hale family, as well as the staff at Granite Telecommunicatiosn for hosting this event year after year in order to help fund cancer research,” Whelan said. “Like so many families, cancer has touched my family and I am humbled to be able to participate in such a positive and uplifting event again this year.”

Granite Telecommunications says 1,200 people participated and it will contribute $6.5 million for its fifth annual event. The company has donated $14.7 million to Dana-Farber since the event began in 2014.

Brady says it was an honor to join the fun and support the great work of Dana-Farber.

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