PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — His iconic beard is history, well, at least until it grows back.
Thursday was a big night for former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Brett Keisel.READ MORE: Sheetz Offering Free Coffee, Fizz Drinks To Pitt Students Through August
His annual Shear Da Beard was held at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale.
All of the money raised at the event goes to benefit cancer programs at Children’s Hospital. The shearing of Keisel’s beard has become so popular, it’s now an annual event for charity.
Keisel says it’s an honor to help the kids who are battling cancer every day.READ MORE: Reports Of Illnesses In Songbirds Declining After Mysterious Disease Caused Dozens Of Deaths
“I have learned so much from them and about strength and fighting and never giving up. You go through those hospitals and you feel it,” Keisel said.
Keisel was joined by his friends and former teammates , like quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Musical guests included Donnie Iris and Gene the Werewolf.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating Death Of Woman Found In Stowe Twp.
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