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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - St. Louis Blues playoff beards are in the works and can help charity.

The Blues Beard-a-thon is a chance for fans grow beards to raise money to benefit the Blues 14 Fund and the Joshua Chamberlain Society.

Fans can enroll in the Blues Beard-a-thon on the team's website.

Then, they can make a pledge to maintain their beard as long as the Blues are in the playoffs. Fans who are unwilling, or unable, to grow playoffs beards can also pledge their some of their favorite Blues players. Blues fans raised more than $41,000 for The Joshua Chamberlain Society in 2012 and hope to surpass that number this season.

The Joshua Chamberlain Society is a local organization that provides support to veterans in our area that have sustained permanent combat injuries.

A playoff beard is the superstitious practice of a hockey player not shaving his beard during the playoffs. The player stops shaving when his team enters the playoffs and does not shave until his team is either eliminated or wins the Stanley Cup. The tradition started in the 1980s by the New York Islanders.

Be sure toupload a picture of your Blues playoff beard in our photo gallery. Go Blues!