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Bruins players, fans prepare for Cuts for a Cause

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Hockey season is ramping up as the Bruins make a push for the playoffs, but before they make another run at the cup, they're cutting their hair for charity.

Hockey players aren’t always known for their hairstyles, but the Shawn Thornton is organizing his 7th annual Cuts for the Cause event to raise money for the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.

“I'm due for a haircut but I've been holding out for this thing. It's kind of driving me nuts actually,” Thornton said.

Fans can donate money for the chance to shave the head of their favorite Bruins player; Thornton said he's amazed at how the event has grown over the years.

“It's pretty amazing when you really think about it, just for getting a haircut really. I'm kind of in awe of the whole thing sometimes,” he said.

Two Bruins players expected to draw the biggest bids are blue line players Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug.

“It'll be fun to wake up in the morning and not worry about what I look like and know what I look like,” Hamilton said.

While Hamilton may be the favorite to bring in the most cash ... Krug hopes he can cut his way to the top.

“He’s the first round draft pick, he's got the beautiful locks; the red locks. He's trying to get rid of it and if I outbid him I'd love that,” Krug said.

Cuts for a Cause takes place at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, March 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Anyone who wants to make a donation or by tickets can find more information on the NHL Bruins Cuts for a Cause website.
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