FOXBORO, MASS. (WHDH) - Rob Gronkowski got a fresh haircut for a great cause Sunday.

The Patriots tight end shaved his head for kids with cancer in front of fans and his fellow teammates as part of the seventh annual “Buzz Off” at Gillette Stadium.

The fundraiser aims to help children battling cancer.

“It’s an honor to be here,” Gronkowski said. “Every year I put it in my calendar to make sure I’m here. Always a blast to see the kids do it.”

This is the fifth year in a row that Gronk has gone bald for the cause, and fellow patriots star Nate Solder joined him this year in helping to shave the heads of the long lines of people who raised money.

The “Buzz Off” began back in 2009, when 30 people got their heads shaved and raised $30,000.

This year, that number has soared to more than 1,000 buzzes collecting about $1 million.

The money raised helps children battling cancer at the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana Farber, Boston Children’s Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Family Reach Foundation.

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