For Immediate Release
PR #:1800119
Date Issued:Nov 27, 2018 - 1:28pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office staff raises more than $4,200 to help fight men's cancer during November's No Shave campaign

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office staff raised just over $4,200 to assist prostate cancer patients at the Renown Institute for Cancer during the third month of the Sheriff’s Office 2018 “No Shave” campaign.

Sheriff Chuck Allen, along with members of his staff, presented a check for $4,216 to Susan Cox of the Renown Institute for Cancer and Leah Nelson of the Renown Health Foundation earlier today.     

The funds were raised by deputies and Sheriff’s Office staff who are allowed to have relaxed grooming or dress standards in exchange for a monthly charitable donation during the months of September, October, November, and December. A different recipient is chosen for each month.

The Sheriff’s Office wanted to help male patients going through cancer treatment during the month of November in keeping with the “Movember” theme that was the original inspiration for the “No Shave” campaign when it began three years ago.

The “No Shave” campaign will continue through the end of the year. December’s beneficiary is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada.

Photo: Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen, along with members of his staff, present a check for $4,216 to Susan Cox of the Renown Institute for Cancer and Leah Nelson of the Renown Health Foundation on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The funds were raised by deputies and Sheriff’s Office staff participating in the Sheriff’s Office “No Shave” campaign during November.

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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