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Beards for Breast Cancer: Everyday Heroes Saving and Protecting Lives

January 12, 2016

Beards Against Breast Cancer

Thank you to our law enforcement "Heroes of the Cause" at City of Beaumont, Texas Police Department, Lumberton Texas Police Department, Nederland Police Department, Port Arthur Police Department and The Loft Hair Studio for today's special event!

Posted by Gift of Life Program on Friday, January 8, 2016

From October through January, local law enforcement took a lifesaving stand for neighbors in need by boasting beards for an innovative Beards for Breast Cancer Campaign. By making generous donations and growing facial hair, these “boys in blue” demonstrated their support of the Gift of Life Women’s Health Program, which provides lifesaving cancer screenings for local women who lack insurance or cannot afford their high deductibles.

The Gift of Life acknowledged the valiant efforts of these everyday heroes at a Pink Shave-Off at the Loft Hair Salon in Beaumont. A portion of the participating officers unveiled their new appearance after a therapeutic hot shave provided by Loft stylists.

“These men are heroes,” said Gift of Life Founder and Chair Regina Rogers. “Every day they risk their lives in service to our community. Though they already protect our lives, they made an additional commitment to save lives by donating to this important cause. We are humbled by this display of love and generosity.”

Annually, the Gift of Life provides more than 2,200 free clinical breast exams and mammograms, in addition to diagnostic testing and access to treatment for medically underserved Southeast Texas women. Since the program’s inception, the Gift of Life has extended the lives of nearly 200 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer through these efforts.

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