BOSTON -- Many of the Bruins players were sporting heads full of peach fuzz Thursday morning.
On Wednesday, forward Shawn Thornton held his annual “Cuts for a Cause” event and raised nearly $119,000 for the Shawn Thornton Foundation, the Boston Bruins Foundation and the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.
“It’s huge,” Thornton said. “It keeps getting bigger and bigger every year. It’s very humbling.”
Thornton has made Boston his permanent home and has become a staple in the community. On the ice, he’s helped the Bruins reach two Stanley Cup finals, winning one in 2011. He hopes to win another in Boston before his career is over, but he wants to be remembered more for his charitable work.
“Honestly, at the end of the day I’d rather be remembered for that stuff than anything else,” Thornton said. “We’re very fortunate to play this game and being able to give back as much as possible, that’s the fun part.”
Teammates Milan Lucic, Gregory Campbell and Patrice Bergeron, among others, participated in the event and had their heads shaved for charity.