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Polamalu To Cut Hair In Support Of Vets

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His hair is legendary. It is reportedly insured for $1 million dollars. And now it will be cut. All for a great cause.

"I understand the issues that veterans, and their families, face while serving our country and I am honored to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars Mane Event, encouraging the nation to unite for veterans for a second year," said Polamalu. "By getting my hair cut on Veterans Day, I am showing my commitment to the men and women who served our country… the real heroes."

The NFL's Troy Polamalu will cut his legendary mane on Veterans Day as part of "The VFW Mane Event."

From now until November 11th, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Polamalu challenge citizens to make a tangible difference in the lives of veterans by committing to also cut their hair.

The effort is part of the VFW's annual United for Veterans initiative to bring awareness to VFW programs and services that work to alleviate veterans' struggles.

"The need to support America's veterans has never been more critical than right now. The VFW Mane Event movement gives the nation a tangible way to stand for veterans, ensuring their needs don't fall through the cracks," said John Hamilton, VFW Adjutant General.

Strong safety of the Pittsburgh Steelers and a USC graduate, Polamalu has an exceptional record: he's a 6-time Pro Bowl Selection, 4-time NFL All-Pro, 2010 AP Defensive Player of the Year, 2-time Super Bowl Champion, 2010 NFL Alumni Player of the Year and stands out for having the #1 selling jersey in the country.

Funds raised will help veterans secure their VA healthcare, compensation and benefits, and provide them with access to education, employment, housing and emergency financial resources.

A rep for Head & Shoulders which has a long-term endorsement deal with Polamalu, and even insured his mane for $1 million says the haircut will be more ceremonial than anything.

Supporters are encouraged to make a donation to Polamalu's fundraising page, follow the VFW (@vfwhq) and Polamalu (@tpolamalu) on Twitter, and use social media to spread the word to family and friends (#VFWMANEEVENT hashtag).

For more information on the VFW Mane Event, please visit www.vfwmaneevent.org.

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