Walton Co. Sheriff's Office Participates in No-Shave November

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. - This time of year, it's normal to remember everything we're thankful for - families, jobs and health to name a few. We also remember those who aren't so fortunate and may be battling for their health. 
 
The Walton County Sheriff's Office is honoring those people with a unique fundraiser. More than twenty employees are participating in the agency's second annual No-shave November.
 
"It gives us a chance to grow some hair out on our face because we don't get to do it all the time," said Lt. Scott Hogeboom.
 
It also helps raise money for cancer research. Each person pays a fee to enjoy a few weeks razor-free. 
 
"The donation goes to the American Cancer Society," said Deputy Ryan Hooks. 
 
The fundraiser promotes a good and, to many, personal cause.
 
"It's hard to find anybody that's not - has a family member, a friend, anything like that has been affected by cancer," said Hogeboom. "My grandfather died of cancer. He died of lung cancer."
 
Added Hooks, "My mom actually passed away when I was in high school from cancer."
 
Each person paid $30 to participate. They've raised roughly $500.

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