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Things will soon get hairy at the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, as Sheriff Van Shaw declared next month No-Shave November to raise awareness and honor those who battle cancer each day in the law enforcement community.

The concept relaxes the grooming policy for deputies, and allows officers and employees of the sheriff’s office to grow out their facial hair.

“The idea is that each officer can contribute at least $1 per day during the month of November,” Shaw said. “In exchange for their contribution, they can put down the razor and grow out their facial hair. All funds will go to support Cabarrus County law enforcement families fighting cancer.”

Female officers can participate by using lavender-colored nail polish or hair strips to show their support. Lavender signifies awareness for all types of cancer.

No-Shave November is a fun approach to helping in a less-traditional way, Shaw said. The department will take before-and-after pictures to show the hairy progression throughout the month, the sheriff added.

“I hope people in the community see our officers and ask questions,” Shaw said. “This is all about raising cancer awareness and funds for law enforcement officers battling cancer.”

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