Bruins players take part in Cuts for a Cause
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The Bruins are one of the top teams in NHL, but Monday night they proved to be a cut above the rest for what they did off the ice.
It was part of the sixth annual Cuts for a Cause event. Bruins players were willing to lose a little hair to earn some bucks for charity.
Forward Shawn Thornton was the first Bruins player to have his head shaved.
"We've got 650 people here on a Monday afternoon, that's a pretty special thing, obviously my 18 teammates showing up too. That's a pretty big deal,” Thornton said.
Fans bid for the opportunity to shave the head of their favorite Bruins player, with all of the proceeds going to charity.
Cuts for a Cause raises money for the Shawn Thornton Foundation, which focuses on Parkinson’s disease and cancer research, the Boston Bruins Foundation, and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.
"Been doing a lot of hospital visits my whole career. Cancer is one of those things you can never give enough to," said Shawn Thornton
"We see how much it's growing and how much involvement there’s been, not just on the players’ side but also the fans’ side. It makes us happy,” said Zdeno Chara, Bruins captain.
So which Bruins player was the most worried about losing his hair?
"This is Gregory Campbell's first year doing it. He was a little bit nervous in year's past. But he got married in the summer, so maybe he just doesn't care anymore. He just finished up he looks good,” said Thornton.