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Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Willie Geist and Carson Daly won't shave in November

Nov. 1, 2013 at 7:13 AM ET


Matt, Al, Willie and Carson have found themselves in some hairy situations over the years, but starting November 1, they'll define that word in a whole new way. 

The anchors — along with a handful of TODAY staffers — are kicking off "No-Shave November." The group will be throwing away their razors and going au naturel for the entire month in an effort to raise awareness for men's health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

They won't be doing it alone. The dudes of NBC News will join thousands of bearded and mustachioed men across the globe. A number of programs, including Movember, look to bring attention to issues of men's health during the month of November.

If you're also ditching your razor for the month, share your photos and videos with #NoShaveTODAY. From the look of things, many of you are already on board.

Don't know what to expect from the anchors? (We don't either!). Here's hoping the beards live up to these fine examples. 

Image: George Clooney
John Shearer
From Lincoln to Clooney, Shakespeare to Galifianakis, many male leaders and icons have shunned the razor to grow bushy or neatly-trimmed beards. Here are some of the most famous beards in history.

Visit Movember's resource page for more information on keeping healthy; and click here for more information on how you can get involved in Movember, as well as No-Shave November


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