Several area law enforcement agencies are working together to participate in No Shave November, a national effort to raise awareness and funding for the fight against cancer in the month of November.
Deputies and officers who donate $25 will be allowed to grow a beard during the month of November. Typically, per policy, many agencies prohibit facial hair other than a mustache. These policies will be suspended for the month of November for those who donate money at each agency.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office spearheaded the project and challenged several other agencies that were up for the challenge. Other agencies participating include the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Thibodaux Police Department, Lockport Police Department, Golden Meadow Police Department, Port Fourchon Harbor Police, Gonzales Police Department, and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.
All money collected will be donated to the American Cancer Society at the end of the month. The American Cancer Society funds and conducts research, shares expert information, supports patients, and spreads the word about prevention. For more information on the American Cancer Society, please visit their website: www.cancer.org.
Sheriff Craig Webre stated: “Our local law enforcement officers may look a little ‘different’ in November, but it’s for a great cause. Each of us has been directly affected or knows someone who’s been affected by cancer – and our law enforcement family is no exception. By growing our beards, we are embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment.”
The public is welcomed to join in our efforts to participate to raise money for this great cause. Checks can be made out to the American Cancer Society and dropped off at any Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office location.