Tom Brady, Gov. Charlie Baker get their heads shaved for charity

QUINCY, MASS. (WHDH) - Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady partnered Thursday morning at an event to help raise money for cancer research.

At the annual “Saving by Shaving” event, Baker and Brady got buzz cuts to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Quincy Mayor Tom Koch also made a special quest appearance.

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.

Baker was sitting alongside Brady when the clippers were fired up.

“You know what’s going through my mind as I’m sitting there next to Tom Brady? There is not one person paying attention to me because Tom Brady is getting his head shaved,” Baker said.

Baker says Brady’s family might be shocked when he arrives home with a new hairdo.

“One of the things I said to him was ‘did you tell your kids’ and he said no,” Baker said.

Granite Telecommunications says 1,200 people participated and it’ll contribute $6.5 million for its fifth annual event.

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

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