Deputies “Gett’n Hairy” to Raise Cancer Awareness this November
Spokane County and Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies, who wish to participate, will be saying goodbye to razors and saying “hello” to No-Shave November to help raise cancer awareness. All funds raised during this event will be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
During the month of November, participating Spokane County and Spokane Valley Deputies will be putting their razors away and “gett’n hairy” to raise cancer awareness. Don’t be alarmed, Sheriff Knezovich hasn’t thrown away grooming policies or standards of dress and professionalism our community expects, he’s merely made an exception for this very important 1-month program.
The Spokane County Deputy Sheriff’s Association brought this idea forward and requested to participate in No-Shave November and Sheriff Knezovich didn’t hesitate to agree.
Starting November 1st, Deputies who wish to participate will forgo shaving through the entire month with the goal of evoking conversation and raising cancer awareness. In addition, the Spokane County Deputy Sheriff’s Association will donate $1000.00, with all funds raised being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital here in Spokane.
Why St. Jude Children’s Hospital? That’s simple. St. Jude Children’s Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, because they believe, as do we, all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%! St. Jude Children’s Hospital’s mission of “Finding cures. Saving children.” is something we all can support.
The children affected by cancer and their families need our help as they fight this disease and our Deputies want to help.
We ask our community to support us this No-Shave November and help the children and families of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. If you would like to donate, you can go to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital website at https://www.stjude.org/ and click on the “Donate Now” button.