Loudoun County, VA (December 2, 2019) – Thanks to the extraordinary support of county residents and businesses, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has raised over $55,000 for cancer prevention and research over the past three years by simply putting down their razors.
Since 2017 the LCSO has participated in No-Shave November and deputies let their beards grow for a good cause. This year the agency raised $23,690- our largest fundraising event ever! The LCSO was also once again the top fundraising law enforcement agency in the country for the month as part of No-Shave.org. “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,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman.
During the month of November members of the LCSO donated $25 to participate in the campaign. Monies were also raised from the generous support of Loudoun residents and businesses, including Ashburn based a wink & a Smile. The eye and dental care practice donated $100 for every deputy who stopped in to take a picture with staff.
The non-profit No-Shave.org was launched in 2009 and over the last ten years, the campaign has successfully raised over $4.5 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.
Over the past three-years, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has participated in events that support local residents and organizations in the county. These events engage the community in our efforts and have raised over $78,000, collected over 2,000 toys for hospitalized children, and provided other much-needed donations.