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Falcons Embrace Purpose of 'No-Shave November'

Coming back from their bye week, the Atlanta Falcons are looking to break their losing streak as they travel to Tampa to take on the Buccaneers on Sunday.

The beginning of the month not only marked the start of the second half of the 2014 regular season for the Atlanta Falcons, but also the latest "No-Shave November" campaign, presented by Jack Black. The goal of the campaign is to grow cancer awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose, letting it grow and donating the money usually spent on shaving and grooming for a month to educate others about cancer prevention, saving lives and aiding those fighting the battle.

Both Falcons punter Matt Bosher and Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant are just two of the many NFL players embracing the cause, each having family members impacted by cancer. The grandfather of Bosher's wife was diagnosed with prostate cancer and thankfully made it through the trial; however, there can never be too much awareness of the deadly disease.

"I think it's definitely an issue that needs to be brought to the forefront," Bosher said. "Men don't talk about a lot of health issues, especially in that respect, so I think it's good to bring more awareness to male health."

For those keeping score at home, we'll continue to post pictures of both players' beards, throughout the month. When asked which of the teammates would grow the better beard by month's end, the humble Trufant wouldn't say, only admitting, "my beard doesn't really grow in as well on the sides, but I can get it pretty long on the chin and the goatee area, so, we'll see."

Let the beard growing, cancer awareness and fundraising begin! For more information on "No-Shave November", click here.

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