12/02/2019

Sheriff's Office Participates in Cancer Awareness 'No Shave November' For Sixth Year

Several members of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office recently participated in "No Shave November," a nationwide annual event originally focused on raising awareness to the importance of early and regular cancer screenings.

"Cancer is a horrific disease, which impacts all of our families and our community as a whole," stated Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

The National Cancer Institute reports over 1.7 million new cancer diagnoses were made in 2018 with over 609,000 deaths attributed to the disease.

This year, just as in the past six years, members of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office who chose to participate, made voluntary donations to the American Cancer Society as part of No Shave November.

"It's disheartening awareness and research is even still needed, but I'm proud of our office for once again, not only participating in the event, but for the personal financial contributions made to an organization which provides support for research and to those fighting various forms of cancer," concluded Sheriff Groves.

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