Law enforcement to participate in ‘No Shave November’
Local law enforcement officers are growing beards this November – while also raising awareness and funds for the fight against cancer.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office announce that they’re joining several other law enforcement agencies around the state by participating in ‘No Shave November’. Throughout the month, officers who donate $25 will be allowed to grow a beard.
Per normal policy, many agencies prohibit facial hair other than a mustache.
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.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said he’s proud to have his officers take part in such a worthwhile cause.
“Our local law enforcement officers may look a little ‘different’ in November, but it’s for a great cause,” Webre said. “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.