Fitz Loves being the barber

Posted by Darren Urban on October 25, 2012 – 10:37 am

As breast cancer awareness month continues, almost everyone is aware that it’s a cause near and dear to Larry Fitzgerald’s heart after his mother Carol passed away from the disease when Fitz was in college. He’s at the forefront of many initiatives to aid breast cancer research. Sometimes, it’s done on a more organic level — or at least, as organic as one pro athlete superstar bringing in another pro athlete superstar to raise awareness can be.

We all know Fitz loves him some Minnesota, so it was no surprise that Fitz teamed up with Kevin Love, superstar forward for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, for a viral video done to raise awareness and money. Love allows Fitz to shave his head — of course, Fitz is a man of many talents — for the video that as it is spread over social media will generate money for the cause.

Of course, the real headlines would be made if Fitz let Love shave his head. But Fitz loves his hair. Don’t see that happening anytime soon.

“I have grown my hair out in honor of my mom,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s kind of my silent tribute to her.” Fitz did say he will cut his hair someday. Just not now.

As for the video, “Kevin is a tremendous humanitarian,” Fitz said. “He has a close family friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer so he knows what I have been through. I was happy to do it, hopefully raise some money.”

But, Fitz added, “I am going to keep my day job as long as possible.”

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