Tom Brady is sporting a new hairdo. The Patriots quarterback, along with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and State Rep. Tim Whelan from Brewster, were among those who got buzzcuts Thursday to support cancer research.
The new haircuts are part of the annual "Saving by Shaving" fundraiser in support of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The event was started four years ago by Granite Telecommunications CEO Bob Hale, who dared a co-worker to shave his head for a one-thousand-dollar donation. Since then, about three-thousand people have shaved their heads, raising more than 14-million-dollars for the institute.
About 1,200 people took part on Thursday’s event, raising $6.5 million in this fifth year of the fundraiser.