Beards on deputies helps locals fight cancer

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Walton County Sheriff's Office's No Shave November fundraiser was a success, raising $1,400 for a charity created by one of their own.

More than 40 employees participated in an effort to raise awareness for cancer screenings. The money raised by the sheriff's office will go to Cancer Freeze, a non-profit started by Deputy Caleb Davidson.

“We do what we do because we believe it's what God calls us to do, not because we want to be patted on the back,” said Davidson, who is a School Resource Deputy at Paxton School.

Davidson and his wife started Cancer Freeze in 2007 to raise money for locals who were battling cancer.

“Since January we've donated almost $150,000, up from $97,000 last year,” said Davidson. “More than half that has been donated privately, without headlines, or anyone knowing anything other than who is to receive the money.”

Deputies who are normally required to shave wore pink pins to show their participation. Between the 49 employees who participated, the sheriff's office raised $1,470.