David Ortiz, Charlie Baker Attend 'Saving For Shaving' To Fight Cancer

QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Gov. Charlie Baker joined several sports legends to get buzz cuts for a good cause Thursday morning.

Red Sox Slugger David Ortiz did some of the shaving, while Bruins greats Ray Bourque and Johnny Bucyk, former Sox pitcher Manny Delcarmen, and former Patriots Matt Light, Ty Law, Troy Brown, Joe Andruzzi were in attendance.

It was all part of the seventh annual "Saving for Shaving" event, hosted by Granite Telecommunications to raise money for cancer research at Boston Children's Hospital.

Granite has raised over $50 million for the hospital over the years. This year’s event alone raised $7 million.

Baker's eyes bugged out of his head when he turned his phone camera on himself to see how his new shaved head looks. Talking to reporters outside, he told reporters he forgot just how short his hair would be.

“I certainly feel lighter, it also feels a little breezier out here!” he said. “In the grand scheme of things, us suffering through a few months of not looking our best is a small price to pay to support the kind of research that’s associated with Boston’s Children’s Hospital.”

Bourque agreed.

“My hair is pretty thick, so like a chia pet, it grows back pretty quick,” he said. “Great cause, helping kids.”

Big Papi cut off Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy’s hair.

“He did a much better job,” Kennedy said. “He was practicing in the offseason, he was in good form.”

Ortiz explained why he didn’t get his own head shaved.

“Hey, my head’s too complicated,” he said. “The guy takes three hours with me, so you don’t want that!”

Check out photos from the event below:

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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