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Charlie Baker, Tom Brady Get Buzz Cuts for Charity

The governor and the quarterback participated in the "Saving by Shaving" event to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer research and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


Tom Brady and Charlie Baker getting buzz-cuts

Photo by Rachel Mandelbaum for the Office of the Governor

Politics can get hairy, but Charlie Baker does what he can to shave off the tension.

On Thursday, Gov. Baker, along with surprise guest Tom Brady and hundreds of others, got a buzz cut to bring awareness to cancer research and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The “Saving by Shaving” event raised $5.8 million this year, according to MassLive.

Tom Brady and Charlie Baker shake hands

Photo by Rachel Mandelbaum for the Office of the Governor

Since 2014, Granite Telecommunications, which puts on the event, has contributed $14.7 million to Dana-Farber. Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch and Red Sox President Sam Kennedy joined Baker and Brady in the barber’s chair, according to a press release.

Brady arrived to a ton of fanfare at the event, since he had not been previously announced as a participant.

Tom Brady and Charlie Baker sit in barbers' chairs

Photo by Rachel Mandelbaum for the Office of the Governor

Brady proudly shared off his new ’do on Instagram, with the caption, “They call me Buzzy… Tom Buzzy.” It’s not Touchdown Tom’s greatest caption, but we’ll give him a pass because it’s for charity, after all.