With approval from Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, deputies were permitted to forgo shaving throughout November to join No-Shave November, a month-long campaign to encourage conversation and raise cancer awareness. Deputies and other staff joined the effort by donating the money they would typically spend on shaving and hair maintenance towards educating others about cancer prevention and aiding those fighting the battle.
Deputy Stearns headed up the Sheriff’s Office’s team and told his colleagues to remember the “battles that people face every day with cancer.” He set a goal to raise $1000 and through generous donations and strong staff participation, the team surpassed it, donating $1200 to No-Shave November. This year No-Shave November is supporting Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Chief Deputy Candra Callicott commended Deputy Stearns for his efforts and thanked everyone who supported the campaign. She told the Sheriff’s Office staff, “All of your generous acts of kindness, and love, to bring awareness to cancer, specifically, during the month of No Shave November were welcomed and appreciated.”
Below: Among the deputies who participated in No-Shave November are (left to right) Deputy Williams, Deputy Eaddy, Deputy Barr, Chief Deputy Williams, Deputy Wauhop and Deputy Stearns.