Massachusetts governor gets head shaved to support charity

By The Associated Press 

BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts Gov. 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 Tuesday 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.

(C) The Associated Press 2015