The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has participated in No-Shave November to support cancer research and prevention since 2017, and this year the agency raised $23,690 — its largest fundraising event ever.
No-Shave.org was founded in 2009 as a campaign to help combat cancer. The campaign has raised over $4.5 million since its inception. Participants in No-Shave November have a simple objective: refrain from shaving for the entire month and donate hair maintenance and grooming costs to the organization.
The sheriff's office also received donations from Loudoun residents and businesses, including a wink & a smile, an Ashburn-based eye and dental care practice that donated $100 for every deputy who stopped by to take a picture with its staff.
Over the last three years, the LCSO has raised over $55,000 for the cause. It was the highest-earning law enforcement agency in the country for this year's No-Shave November, a feat it pulled off last year as well.
“We continue to be overwhelmed by your generous support of our efforts and are blessed to live in such a giving, caring and supportive community,” Sheriff Mike Chapman (R) said in a prepared statement.
This year's No-Shave November fundraiser surpassed $1 million across the nation, according to the organization's Facebook page, and will fund organizations including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. More information on the event and its parent nonprofit is available at No-Shave.org.