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WATCH: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shaves head for charity, helps raise $7.5 million

New England's quarterback joined Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker to support the Saving by Shaving initiative.

Video by WCVB Channel 5 Boston

Following the New England Patriots' loss in Super Bowl LII, quarterback Tom Brady has kept a low profile. More or less disappearing from the public eye for more than a month, Brady has issued one statement on social media since the game but otherwise been relatively inactive in regards to him partaking in any events. This changed last week, though, when he was the surprise guest at a charity fundraiser.

The 40-year old participated in the annual Saving by Shaving event, which in turn was part of a $5.0 million pledge to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute made by Quincy-based tech company Granite Telecommunications. Brady, alongside Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker, was among the 1,000 people who helped raise money for cancer research at the event. In total, according to TMZ, $7.5 million were raised.

”It’s great to see you guys out here. I know you’re doing great work and I know we are going to continue to do the same,” Brady told the audience before getting a buzz cut. New England's quarterback, whose mother Galynn had been battling cancer recently, is an active member of the philanthropic community and also supports Best Buddies and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, among other charities.