If you’ve seen some scruffy-looking Loudoun County deputies this month, it’s for a good cause.
For the second time, the Loudoun County sheriff’s office is joining law enforcement agencies across the United States in “No-Shave November” to raise funds for cancer research and treatment.
Since 2009, the campaign has raised over $3.5 million to combat this disease. This year’s event will fund organizations including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
“It is a national month that’s recognized. We were fortunate to get on board with this, the deputies really like it and it’s their one month per year when they can let their beards grow out a little bit. They’re very excited about it we’re able to raise quite a bit of money for this and for cancer prevention,” said Sheriff Chapman, spokesperson for Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were able to raise more than $14,000.