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Packers linebacker AJ Hawk cut off his hair and donated it charity (photo)

Whenever you saw Green Bay Packers linebacker on the field, it was instantly noticeable: the blonde — and to be hypercritical, a big scraggly — mess of hair escaping out of the back of his helmet, so long, it not only obscured the name on the back of his jersey but the number as well.

Those days are over now that Hawk has cut his hair and donated it to Wigs for Kids. Through a series of tweets, Hawk shared his new hairstyle with the world via an uploaded photo with the following message:

Today is a special day for me as I’ve decided to cut off my hair and give it to someone who needs it more than I do.

He also announced via Twitter that, along with his wife, and in conjunction with Wigs for Kids, he is starting Hawk’s Locks for Kids, “which will be helping kids with cancer.”

An excerpt from Wigs for Kids mission statement:

When Children lose their hair, whether as a result of medical treatments, health conditions, or burn accidents, they don’t just suffer physically. The change in their appearance can drastically undermine their self-image and sabotage their self-esteem. To combat this additional trauma, Certified Cosmetic TherapistTM Jeffrey Paul founded Wigs for Kids, a nonprofit organization that has been serving children suffering from hair loss since 1981.

Wigs for Kids is a cooperative effort among Certified Cosmetic TherapistsTM throughout North America who share a common goal. “Children shouldn’t have to worry about how they look, especially when they’re in the middle of a health crisis,” says Jeffrey Paul. “We want to give these kids the opportunity to feel good about themselves again.”

Well done, Mr. Hawk. These kids need all the love, support and care that can be provided. Kudos to AJ Hawk and his wife.

Further, I have to admit that he looks far better with a clean-cut hairdo. I guess he can consider that an added bonus to the wonderful work he is doing with this amazing organization.