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Upstate law enforcement rejecting razors as No-Shave November kicks off

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Guys around America may ditch the razor in support of No-Shave November (FOX Carolina) Guys around America may ditch the razor in support of No-Shave November (FOX Carolina)
EASLEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Men across America are ditching their razors to participate in No-Shave November, the annual tradition that helps raise awareness about men's health issues, particularly cancer. 

Local cops are getting in on it, too. 

The month-long tradition kicked off today, and some cops even got a head start. Lt. Taylor Evans in Easley said the mayor and police chief are waiving grooming standards, which require officers to be clean shaven, for the month of November. For Easley police officers, cancer has hit them personally. Evans said one of his colleagues was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. 

Officers will grow out their beards to help spark important conversations about cancer and cancer research. 

"Some men are a little hesitant about you know the checks and preventive things," said Evans. "But if we can challenge other departments to grow theirs out and contribute...that would be great."

No-Shave November also highlights testicular cancer, a condition doctors said men as young as 15 should check themselves for monthly. 

Greenville, Haywood and Anderson County sheriff's offices are also participating in No-Shave November. Many participants will use the money they would have spent on shaving products and donate that money to a cancer research organization of their choice. 

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