BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–If you are used to seeing clean shaven deputies in uniform, November may be a bit of a change for you.
This month, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office deputies are raising money for the Pediatric Cancer Center of Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital at the MUSC.
Those deputies who donate will be permitted to grown facial hair during for the entire month.
“Although I prefer the professional image of a clean shaven uniformed deputy, this is for a great cause and we are glad to be able to help fund the new Pediatric Cancer Center. While I will not be growing a beard, I will be contributing to the cause,” Sheriff Duane Lewis stated.
The MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, opens in 2019 at Calhoun Street and Courtenay Drive, near Ashley River Tower.
The funds the deputies raise will go toward helping to build the state-of-the-art children’s hospital which is expected to cost around $350 million.
The hospital will include more than 200 beds for intensive care unit (ICU) patients, neonatal ICU patients, acute care patients, and new and expectant mothers.
All patient rooms will also be private, equipped with furniture that will comfortably accommodate short or long stays by patients and their families.
To learn more about the new children’s hospital, click here.