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No-Shave November: Black Hawk County deputies go scruffy for charity

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Sheriff's deputies in Black Hawk County won't be shaving all of November in order to raise money for the Unity Point Community Cancer Treatment Center. 

“No Shave November was originally established to honor and raise funds for cancer treatment and research,” said Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson.

From Nov. 1st through the end of the month, deputies and sheriff's office employees will participate. The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office is allowing employees to “violate” policy and go neatly trimmed, but unshaven. 

“In the Cedar Valley, we are blessed with some outstanding cancer treatment facilities and this year, we decided to provide our funds to Unity Point’s Cancer Treatment Center," said Sheriff Thompson. "We recognize that cancer sucks and the providers working with those diagnosed with cancer are true professionals doing great work here in the Cedar Valley. By providing them with some discretionary funds to help in whatever way possible to treat those afflicted with cancer is a great cause."

The department says the money will go towards paying for patient transportation to treatment, as well as medication costs. 

"The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office is proud to partner with this outstanding organization and provide these funds in this unique fundraiser this year," said Sheriff Thompson. 

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