BEND, Ore. - Sheriff L. Shane Nelson announced last month that he had authorized members of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office to forego shaving during the month of November in support of cancer awareness, prevention and research.
Participation in this cause is voluntary, and to participate they only needed to make a minimum $30 donation to a cancer related organization of their choice. Staff can also show their support by wearing a small purple ribbon on their uniform.
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Employees Association, or DCSEA, has also agreed to match the total dollar amount donated by Sheriff's Office staff during No Shave November to a cancer related organization to be determined later this month.
No Shave November is about growing awareness to cancer by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose. By donating the money you would typically spend on shaving and grooming, you will be helping fund education about cancer prevention, saving lives, and to aid those fighting their battle.
"If you see our staff unshaven during the month of November, know it's for a good cause," said sheriff's Sergeant William Bailey. "Cancer affects countless lives each year, including members of the Sheriff's Office, and we're honored to participate by bringing awareness to cancer in this uniquely visible way."
Sheriff Nelson said in his message to staff, "I am proud to be your Sheriff and to have your Sheriff's Office participate in the great cause."
If you would like to learn more about the web-based, non-profit organization No Shave November, you can visit their website here: https://no-shave.org/