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.

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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.

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“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.

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Keisel was joined by his friends and former teammates , like quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Musical guests included Donnie Iris and Gene the Werewolf.

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