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U of L players shave beards for cancer awareness

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UofL basketball players Stephan Van Treese and Luke Hancock take part in the Shave for Life event. UofL basketball players Stephan Van Treese and Luke Hancock take part in the Shave for Life event.
UofL basketball player Stephan Van Treese talks to fans before getting his beard shaved for Shave for Life. UofL basketball player Stephan Van Treese talks to fans before getting his beard shaved for Shave for Life.
UofL's Luke Hancock is interviewed before the Shave for Life event. UofL's Luke Hancock is interviewed before the Shave for Life event.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---On Wednesday afternoon, U of L basketball players Luke Hancock and Stephan Van Treese posed with fans, who waited in line to see the Shave for Life event at The Red Barn on the University of Louisville campus.

Luke Hancock, you may remember, had his beard throughout the NCAA tournament and said he'd cut it when they won.

He and Stephan Van Treese decided to do that, but for a great purpose!

They wanted to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

"It's been a long time. It's been a long time. It's good though because my beard was reminding me we made a good run. I'll be sad to see it go, but I'm kinda happy I get to clean it up," says Luke Hancock.

"This idea kinda spurred up when me and Luke went to Relay for Life and we're like, let's raise some money for charity and do something good with it. It's turned out really nice. We've already raised over $7,000, and that surpassed our goal of $5,000 already," says Stephan Van Treese.

As the beards came off, U of L fans were cheering on the two players.

They did set a new goal of $10,000. So far, they've raised more than $7,900 dollars.

To donate to the cause, click here.

Tamara Evans, WDRB News.

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