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Massachusetts governor gets head shaved to support charity

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2015 | 4:00 AM
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker acknowledges applause after receiving a buzz cut during a fundraising drive at Granite Telecommunications in Quincy yesterday in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

BOSTON (AP):

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is sporting a new short haircut thanks to a charity event that aims to help find a cure for cancer.

The first-term Republican governor had most of his graying blond locks shorn off yesterday as part of the Saving by Shaving fundraising drive supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The event is spearheaded by Granite Telecommunications in Quincy. Baker joined more than 500 company employees who had their hair shaved.

The event is expected to raise $2.5 million for cancer research.

Baker tweeted that he was "glad to join" the other participants "getting buzzed to benefit Dana-Farber".

The drive began last year when the company, including CEO Rob Hale, donated more than $2.2 million to Dana-Farber after 428 Granite employees shaved their heads or beards.