9th Annual Event Expected to Raise More than $7.5 Million
QUINCY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BostonChildrensHospital—Granite Telecommunications, a $1.7 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, will host its 9th annual “Saving by Shaving” event on March 1, 2022, to raise funds for pediatric research and treatments at Boston Children’s Hospital.
The “Saving by Shaving” event, which is expected to raise more than $7.5 million for BCH, will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Granite’s headquarters in Quincy, Mass.
Granite CEO Rob Hale, along with Granite teammates, families and friends, will be joined by community leaders and celebrities, including:
- Mass. Governor Charles Duane Baker Jr.
- Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch
- Kevin Churchwell, MD, President and CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital
- Ted Karras (New England Patriots)
- Matt Light (New England Patriots)
- Mac Jones (New England Patriots)
- Kyle Van Noy (New England Patriots)
- Joe Andruzzi (New England Patriots)
- Greg Hill, WEEI, “The Greg Hill Morning Show”
“I am ecstatic for our ninth ‘Saving by Shaving’ event, both in person and virtually,” Kimberley Meyer, Chair of Granite Gives Back, said. “Every year is special but being able to come together again as a team, with our community, leaders and celebrities, truly captures the heart of the event and our support of Boston Children’s Hospital.”
For each person who shaves their head or donates at least 8 inches of their hair, Granite will donate $2,500, which is matched dollar for dollar by the Hale family, for a total of $5,000 per head to fund pediatric research and treatments for The Every Child Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital.
In the past eight years, more than 10,000 people have participated in the “Saving by Shaving” events by shaving their heads and donating their hair, raising more than $42 million for charitable organizations. Last year alone, the event–held virtually for the first time–raised $7.5 million.
Additionally, all locks of hair will be donated to Hair We Share, which creates custom wigs free of charge for those affected by medical hair loss.
Plus, a donation of $100 will be made for every “chemo cap” (a hat for cancer patients who’ve lost hair due to chemotherapy) created by the Granite Fiber Art’s team. This year, the team has created 135 caps, for a running total of 2,594.
Granite encourages like-minded individuals to support funding for pediatric research and treatments for The Every Child Fund by donating to Boston Children’s Hospital. Click here to donate.
Granite delivers advanced communications solutions to businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.7 billion company serves more than two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management, supporting more than 650,000 locations. Founded in 2002, Granite has grown to be one of the largest independent telecommunications providers in the US by simplifying sourcing and management of voice, data and cellular service with a single point of contact and consolidated invoicing for all locations nationwide. Today, Granite supports customers with a wide range of advanced business communications services, including access, UCaaS, mobile voice and data, and MSP solutions for SD-WAN, monitoring and network management. Granite employs more than 2,000 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass. and ten regional offices nationwide. For more information visit granitenet.com.
Boston Children’s Hospital, the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center. Its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. Today, more than 3,000 scientists, including 8 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine and 12 Howard Hughes Medical Investigators comprise Boston Children’s research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s is now a 415-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. For more, visit our Vector and Thriving blogs and follow us on social media @BostonChildrens, @BCH_Innovation, Facebook and YouTube.
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