Sheriff's Office Raises over $3,000 for American Cancer Society during No-Shave November
The Sussex County Sheriff's Office was a proud participant in the 2016 American Cancer Society "No Shave November" fundraiser.
Throughout the month of November, and with the approval of Sheriff Michael F. Strada, 27 members of the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Law Enforcement elected to forego their daily shaving routines and donate at least a portion of the amount of money they would have spent on grooming costs to No-Shave November.
According to their website, the goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow; then donating the money, typically spent on shaving and grooming, to fund education about cancer prevention, saving lives, and aiding those who are fighting the disease. No-Shave November and its funded programs are investing in groundbreaking cancer research and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers.
Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November's mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures. For over six years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and foregone their hair appointments to join the fight against cancer. The No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised over $3.5 million dollars to combat this disease.
At the time of this writing, $3,350.00 has been raised by the Sussex County Sheriff's Office and will be utilized by No-Shave November to assist cancer patients and fund education about cancer prevention.
Though our participation in the fundraiser has ended, the good work the American Cancer Society continues. For more information regarding donations or volunteering, please visit the American Cancer Society website at http://www.cancer.org/involved/index .