11/30/2015

No Shave November Raises Awareness and Money for Cancer Research

Early and regular cancer screenings are an important tool to help detect the devastating disease early, so that a treatment plan can be formulated before it spreads too far.  In an effort to raise awareness of cancer related issues and promote the idea of preventative screenings, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has once again participated in No Shave November, which is an annual event where men grow out their facial hair.

 “With more than one million people in America being diagnosed with cancer each year, it’s no wonder it is the second most common cause of death in the United States.  It has certainly impacted our community and many of us - or our families - personally,” stated Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

“It’s unfortunate that awareness and research is even still needed, but I’m proud of our office for once again this year, not only participating in the event, but for the members donating several hundred dollars, which will be presented to the American Cancer Society,” continued Groves.

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