By Lt. Karla Graves
California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC), staff teamed up with No-Shave November to raise awareness and help fight Cancer.
The month-long journey sees participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.
Staff at LAC did just that as they put down their razors for 30 days to donate their monthly hair-maintenance expenses in support of cancer research and prevention.
For this reason, LAC donated to the Fight Colorectal Cancer, Prevent Cancer Foundation, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To learn more about No-Shave November visit https://no-shave.org/.
Snowfall at LAC
Supervising Correctional Cook Maria Benak sent a few photos of Thanksgiving morning snowfall at California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC).
On Thursday, Nov. 28, a storm dropped the rare white stuff in the area around LAC.
“I’d like to share the excitement we experienced on Thanksgiving morning! It has been a decade or so since Lancaster has seen snow like this. It was hard to contain the excitement and joy when this sugar from heaven fell upon us. What a treat to see LAC covered in snow. I hope you enjoy the photos. I want to thank all the LAC staff who braved the closed freeways, the detours, traffic, redirects and hold overs on this memorable Thanksgiving Day,” Benak wrote.