For the month of November, our Sheriff Deputies will be retiring their razor and be allowed to grow facial hair for this great cause!
No-Shave November is devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education.
The American Cancer Society estimates that one (1) in seven (7) men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the next most common form of cancer in men. Additionally, African American men are more likely to get prostate cancer and nearly have a two-fold mortality rate compared to that of Caucasian men with the same illness, the American Cancer Society states.
No-Shave November is a month-long journey and commitment during which participants forgo shaving in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. Hopefully, seeing WCSO Deputies with facial hair will strike up conversation and bring more awareness to the cause.
Per Sheriff Lewis, Deputies wishing to participate will be exempt from the normal WCSO facial hair guidelines and be allowed to have neatly trimmed, mustaches, goatees and/or beards. They will be returning to our normal grooming policies on December 1st, 2016.
Male participants who make a donation in the amount of $30 will be permitted to grow out their facial hair between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30, 2016. Any female Deputies who wish to donate and participate will be allowed to don a blue ribbon or blue streak in their hair for the month to show their support for the cause.
At the conclusion of the fundraiser all the money raised will be presented to the American Cancer Society located at 1315 Mt. Hermon Rd., Salisbury, MD.
Any business who wishes to match the total of funds raised by the WCSO Deputies or any individual wishing to make a personal donation to the cause, please mail your donation in the form of a check to:
WCSO No Shave November Fundraiser
C/O Captain, B. Wilson
401 Naylor Mill Rd
Salisbury, MD 21801