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Quincy Company’s Employees Shave Heads For Dana-Farber

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BOSTON (CBS) —  To raise money for the fight against cancer, several hundred employees of a Quincy company are going to shave their heads.

At last check, more than 350 employees at Granite Telecommunications, including a number of women, had signed up to get their heads shaved Monday. The company has pledged $1,000 per employee and the company’s CEO and co-founder will match that.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

“We have 25 or 30 barbers showing up, it’s probably going to take all day. I don’t know how long it takes to shave 350 heads but I don’t think they’ll leave until it’s done,” Chief Operating Officer Rand Currier said.

CEO Rob Hale was the first in line to have his head shaved. His father died of cancer.

Hair from some employees will be donated to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that re-purposes cut hair of at least 10 inches in length for prosthetics for children undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments to help restore confidence and self-esteem.

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