Local law enforcement donate $12K to childhood cancer fund

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Brazos County law enforcement agencies have officially ended their "Beard it Up" campaign to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer.

On Friday morning, the Texas A&M University Police Department joined College Station Police, Bryan Police and the Brazos County Sheriff's Office to present The Cure Starts Now-Central Texas with a check for $12,180.

Officers in each agency have been growing beards and raising funds since November 1. They had to donate $50 to grow a full beard, $30 for a goatee.

Brazos County Law Enforcement Agencies were the first law enforcement agencies to join the Beard it Up campaign. Since then, 72 law enforcement agencies in 6 states have raised over $150,000.

The Cure Starts Now - Central Texas raises awareness for children suffering form DIPG which is an aggressive and deadly brain tumor. A representative from the group said this was a moment she had been waiting for.

"The law enforcement agencies have always been supportive of us and I'm so grateful and honored to be standing in front of them because we knew they'd be voices for our children and they're proving it today," said Vicky Bridier.

Shortly after the check presentation, several officers made their way to Hudson Barber Emporium in Downtown Bryan to get a clean shave.