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Gronkowski shaves head for cancer research

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This has been a frustrating and lingering offseason for Rob Gronkowski, from a medical standpoint.

But the Patriots tight end also knows others have it much worse, and was glad to lend his name (and his hair) to a good cause.

Gronkowski shaved his head to raise money for the “Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off” at Gillette Stadium, where 867 people joined him in going bald for a cause. He came back for a second straight year at the event, which hopes to raise $1 million for pediatric cancer research.

You couldn’t ask for a better outcome,” Gronkowski said, via Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. “The growth is unbelievable. Look how many people are here this year. I can’t even imagine how much more it’s going to grow in the years to come because it’s such a great event and everyone is having a good time.”

Of course, yesterday was just a reprieve from his own issues. He’ll have back surgery soon which could put the start of the regular season in jeopardy, and he was wearing a protective sleeve on his left arm, which he’s had four surgeries on.

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5 Responses to “Gronkowski shaves head for cancer research”
  1. unfortunatelyabillsfan says: Jun 10, 2013 8:43 AM

    For all of you that thinks he’s a bad person for going out and partying, I hope this shuts you up. Good job Robbie G

  2. mazblast says: Jun 10, 2013 8:44 AM

    Good for him! It’s a worthy cause and a nice gesture. Gronkowski has always struck me as a good person.

    Now, if Bad Mood Belichick or Pretty Boy Brady were to participate, I’d REALLY be impressed.

  3. dartmouthstevens says: Jun 10, 2013 9:15 AM

    Gronk: The lovable lunkhead. He does foolish things, silly things, and then the giant kid does something like this. He doesn’t do wrong things. He doesn’t get arrested or even deserve to be. He is just living his 20s to the fullest which includes being great with kids who are not at their best.

  4. majbobby says: Jun 10, 2013 10:51 AM

    Even though he plays for the Pats. I hope his body holds out for him. I would hate to see his career cut short because of Injuries.

  5. rc33 says: Jun 10, 2013 5:03 PM

    PUP-listed or not, missing the opening weeks of the season means next to nothing. Just be healthy when the playoffs roll around.

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