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Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office helps raise over $13K for cancer research

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Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies put down their razors and let their beards grow in November and helped raised over $13,500 for cancer research in the process.

More than 175 LCSO deputies took part in the effort and joined law enforcement agencies from across the United States in participating in No-Shave November — a fundraising and awareness campaign that originally began specifically for prostate cancer.

By growing beards, deputies raised funds for cancer research and treatment and helped educate residents about preventative measures. In lieu of shaving, each deputy who grew out their facial hair contributed $25 to participate. This is the first time the LCSO has partnered with the nonprofit organization No-Shave November, and the LCSO was one of the top fundraisers among law enforcement agencies who participated in the campaign, LCSO officials said.

Residents were also encouraged to join the LCSO team to raise money.

“I am somewhat old school when it comes to appearance and law enforcement and was initially reluctant to participate in No-Shave November. However, as many of us have been personally impacted by cancer, I agreed that this is a great way to raise awareness and money,” Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman (R) said in a prepared statement. “Our initial goal was to raise $2,500 and we reached that goal within 24 hours. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the community who helped make this campaign a huge success in Loudoun.”

Female deputies also participated by wearing ribbons in their hair after making a donation.

The nonprofit was launched in 2009, and over the last eight years the campaign has successfully raised more than $3.5 million dollars to combat this disease. This year’s event will fund organizations including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Comments


Cant we just say Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman without adding the (R). What in the world does the (R) have to do with raising money for cancer.


With all the bad press Police got this year, I’m glad the LTM has shown that our Deputies are great people. Thanks LCSO!

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