Washington County Sheriff Claude Combs noted this morning that everyone is touched with Cancer.
“It’s touched practically everybody’s life and it’s touched us here with the death of our maintenance man, Gary Cooper,” said Combs.
Patterning a fundraiser from West Washington High School, Combs has enlisted 18 deputies to participate in “No Shave November”.
Combs said the men would not shave during the month of November and let beards, moustaches and goatees grow. The deputies and workers will be soliciting donations to the American Cancer Society and would like to top $1,000.
The rules are simple – you grow an entire beard and at the end of the November you get to shave it off.
Because some of the men are “hairier” than others, they are going to forgo traditional rules of seeing who has the best or biggest beard. Instead it will be judged on who has the most donations.
Becky White will donate a Wahl Cordless Trimmer, a $70 value to the winner to help with cleaning up the November bush!
On the No Shave November site, they say the goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.
They would like to see men and women donate the money they usually spend on shaving and grooming for a month to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.
Combs and Deputy Sheriff Roger Newlon opted not to grow a beard, but plan to donate instead.