"Pardon Our Appearance..."
To participate in No-Shave November, Sheriff Michael F. Strada has approved the temporary relaxing of our grooming standards for the Bureau of Law Enforcement during the month of November. The men and women of the Bureau of Law Enforcement will be participating in a month long charity fund raiser in conjunction with No Shave November, a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education.
According to their website, the goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow; then donating the money, typically spent on shaving and grooming, to fund education about cancer prevention, saving lives, and aiding those who are fighting the disease. No-Shave November and its funded programs are investing in groundbreaking cancer research and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers.
Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November's mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures. For over six years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and foregone their hair appointments to join the fight against cancer. The No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised over $3.5 million dollars to combat this disease.
Members of the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Law Enforcement who have donated to No-Shave November and volunteered to grow their facial hair will do so all month long.
If you would like to sponsor one of our officers or make a donation yourself, please visit https://no-shave.org/org/SCSO1200 .