NFL star Troy Polamalu to trim famous locks for a good cause


(CNN) — November has recently transformed into “Movember,” the month for growing beards and mustaches to raise money for fighting prostate cancer. Now, for those who aren’t interested in the shaggy look — or who might be “follicly” challenged — there’s another way to help another good cause: by cutting your locks.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is sponsoring the VFW Mane Event, a fund-raising effort that it says started when the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Troy Polamalu offered to cut his famous hair — for the first time in a decade — to help veterans.

“My hair gets a lot of attention, and by cutting it after more than ten years, it is my hope that I can help bring to light the fate of our country’s veterans,” the NFL safety said on his VFW donation page.

Polamalu, 32, will get his long locks trimmed on Monday, Veterans Day, in front of a crowd at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, although it’s unclear how much he’ll actually get cut.

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