BOSTON – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker shed his locks in favor of a new buzzed hair cut to support a charity event that aims to help find a cure for cancer.
The first-term Republican governor had most of his graying blond hair shaved off Tuesday as part of the Saving by Shaving fundraiser drive supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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The event is spearheaded by Granite Telecommunications in Quincy, Massachusetts. Baker joined over 500 of the company’s employees who had their hair shaved for a good cause. The event is expected to raise $2.5 million for cancer research, the Star Tribune reported.
Baker quipped over social media that he was “glad to join” the other participants “getting buzzed to benefit Dana Farber.”
The drive started last year when the company, including CEO Rob Hale, donated more than $2.2 million to Dana Farber after 428 Granite employees shaved either their heads or beards.
After Baker’s buzz, he took a selfie with his wife and shook the hand of his barber.
“To do it for a lot of people who didn’t have a choice about whether they lost their hair or not, it really feels good,” wife Lauren Baker told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. “And he looks good! I think he looks younger. I think he looks cute.”