Granite Telecommunications shaved the heads of its employees Monday to raise $2.2 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Chief executive Rob Hale and his mother donated $5,000 per head shaved. About 430 employees went under the buzzer.
Hale’s father died from pancreatic cancer, and Hale raises money yearly for Dana-Farber, but this event doubled the traditional contribution. Hale said that “$2.2 million is a lot of money to help prevent a terrible disease,.
Granite is a Quincy telecommunications company with more than 1,200 employees.
“It was a special day for our company,” Hale said. “If other companies take up similar challenges, it would be wonderful.”