There’s a good reason why Tom Brady cut off his hair on Thursday and it had nothing to do with needing a fresh, new look after a Super Bowl defeat.

The Patriots star quarterback had his locks shorn in the name of charity as he participated in the “Saving by Shaving” event in Quincy, Mass. to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The 40-year-old former Serra High of San Mateo standout didn’t get all of his hair shaved off, but it was a significant cut and, more importantly, it helped raise more than $5 million for the institute.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, right, and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, get their heads shaved at the “Saving By Shaving” event in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Granite Telecommunications in Quincy, Mass., Thursday, March 8, 2018. Brady was the mystery guest at Thursday’s “Saving by Shaving” annual fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. ( John Wilcox /The Boston Herald via AP)
For Brady, cancer hits close to home as his mother, Galynn, was diagnosed with breast cancer almost two years ago. She now remains cancer-free following some intense treatments.

On Thursday, Brady sat next to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, who joked to Boston’s WCVB Channel 5 that “there’s not one person paying attention to me because Tom Brady is getting his head shaved,” he said.

In getting more than a little off the top, Brady even joked it earned him a new nickname.

Now, let’s see how long the “Tom Buzzy” moniker sticks.

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Source:: East Bay – Sports


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