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November 2021 Message 

Every year around the world, NO-Shave November is observed.  It is an awareness campaign that promotes that one should embrace their hair, which many cancer patients lose.  Throughout the month, men allow their hair (including mustaches and beards) to grow wild and free. People donate money they typically spend on shaving, grooming and maintenance of their hair and or beard.  The funds collected are used to educate, support, raise awareness and help the fight against cancer.

You will notice that Seguin police officers and Seguin firefighters/paramedics may have a little more hair on their face than usual this month. For the last several years, Seguin police officers have ditched their razors for No Shave November.  But this year, the Seguin Police Department has challenged the Seguin Fire Department to a friendly ‘Stache Showdown’ competition to see which department can raise the most money for Triston Brashears, a Navarro High School senior who is currently battling testicular cancer.  All funds raised will help Triston’s family pay for his cancer treatments and medical bills.

Triston went from talking to college coaches and planning his future to talking to an oncologist about the best treatment plan for a long life.  Amber Brashears, Triston’s mom,  said “even with so much lost, Triston still wants to be brave for everyone around him.” 

Triston is a remarkable young man, whose character speaks volumes. This was evident when Triston asked to be admitted to the pediatric unit at the hospital to help cheer the little kids up and encourage them to be strong during their fight.

A stand-out football and baseball player, Triston’s dream is to play college baseball one day.  I have no doubt he will succeed!  

Throughout the month of November, The Seguin PD and Seguin FD will post photos of their ‘Stache Showdown’ participants on their respective Facebook pages with their names labeled on each picture. I encourage you to visit their Facebook pages and then “vote” for your favorite mustaches by donating to a GoFundMe campaign that has been set up for Triston. Please visit www.facebook.com/SeguinPolice and www.facebook.com/SeguinFireDepartment then vote/donate at GoFundMe.com/f/SeguinStacheShowdown

When making donations, be sure to indicate the name of the person you are voting for in the “notes” section.  The department that raises the most money will earn bragging rights as the NO-Shave November “Stache-Off Champion!

Wishing all of you a happy, safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

WE CAN DO IT… Together!

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