NFL Player to Shave Beard for Cancer Research

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"Former Michigan State football star T.J. Duckett has been busy in the mid-Michigan area doing work for a number of area charities.

Helping to fight cancer is one of his biggest and most personal causes.

Duckett will shave off his prominent and ever-growing facial hair next March as part of the annual St. Baldrick's Foundation's children's cancer research fundraiser.

"People call me (MMA fighter) Kimbo Slice. But when we tell people why I'm doing it, it really opens people's eyes to it," Duckett said. "That brings awareness to the cause and that's half the battle."

Duckett lost his mother to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2000 after a six-year battle."

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