No-Shave November is a month-long event during which participants forgo shaving to raise cancer awareness. Jefferson police officers are participating in the 10th annual fundraiser.

Participants are encouraged to “embrace their hair” – which many cancer patients lose during treatment – and donate the money that would have been spent on shaving and grooming during November to help save lives. Others can contribute to the participant’s fundraising efforts as well.

Each day, according to the World Health Organization, 22,000 people die from cancer. Because nearly half of the diagnoses and deaths are preventable, No-Shave November’s mission includes education about preventive measures in addition to raising funds for cancer research and treatment. The No-Shave November campaign has already raised more than $3.5 million.

Jefferson police employees, both male and female, are among those participating by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, letting their legs go natural, and not waxing. To help the department reach or exceed its goal, visit Click on the name of a department member to make a donation.

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