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Police raise money to fight childhood cancer after it devastates 3 Texas families

Posted at 12:46 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 13:46:13-05

Brazos County Law Enforcement Agencies have raised $13,477 to fight childhood cancer.

The Texas A&M University Police Department, Bryan Police Department, Brazos County Sheriff's Office, and the College Station Police Department participated in the Beard it Up and Color for the Cure Campaigns for The Cure Starts Now.

Starting in November, male officers donated $50 to grow a beard or $30 to grow a goatee.

Female officers donated $30 to paint their nails a color that coincides with a cancer that has affected them or someone they know.

Department policies usually prohibit male officers from wearing a beard or goatee and female officers from wearing colored nail polish, but they relaxed the rules to raise awareness and fund for cancer research.

The Cure Starts Now - Central Texas Chapter was started by Vicky and Troy Bridier in 2016 in the memory of their daughter, Jade, who died at the age of four from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, an aggressive brain tumor.

Since then, three Texas law enforcement families have lost their child to DIPG, the deadliest pediatric brain cancer.

The Brazos County Law Enforcement Agencies will host a joint Big Check Presentation to celebrate on January 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Brazos County Sheriff's Office.