After Rob Hale dared an employee to shave his beard for charity, 428 of his workers got their locks shorn off to raise money for cancer patients
Massachusetts: It all started with a dare. Rob Hale, CEO of Granite Telecommunications, told one of his employees that if he shaved his beard, the company would give $10,000 to charity.
Turning heads: The company gave $1,000 for each employee who went under the razor, while CEO Hale and his mother gave an additional $2,000 per shaved head
He was joking, but the word spread. Last week 428 employees, including Hale, gathered in the lobby of their office where 18 barbers were waiting to shave heads for a good cause.
The company agreed to give $1,000 for each employee who went under the razor, while Hale and his mother, Judy, pledged to give an additional $2,000 each, for a total of $5,000 per shaved head.
All the money will be given to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a hospital in Boston where Hale’s father was treated for pancreatic cancer before he died six years ago.
“It was a really an electric couple of hours,” Hale later said. Some employees donated their hair to Locks of Love, an organisation that makes wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy or who have long-term medical hair loss.
The amount of money raised