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Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies Participating In 'No Shave November' For Cancer Awareness

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The Walton County Sheriff’s office is participating in “No Shave November.” It’s a way for men to stop shaving for a month to raise awareness about cancer and cancer hair loss.

While he won’t be participating this year, Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson says he’s already started seeing stubble on the faces of some of his deputies.

“Against my better judgment and wishes, we are going to do ‘No Shave November’ for our deputies that want to grow a beard, and it hurts my soul to see them do it,” he said, in a recent video. “However, it’s for such a good cause, such a good reason: the American Cancer Society. You have to put your ego aside, and ask ‘how can you help people? How can you make things a little better?’ And, it’s kind of a fun way to draw attention to what is an extremely worthy cause.”

Last year, Adkinson participated in ‘No Shave November.’ This year, he says he plans to just donate money for the cause. As part of the month, the donated money—normally spent on shaving—will go toward cancer prevention efforts. For more information, visit no-shave.org.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.