LCSO Pink Patch, No Shave Campaigns Raise More than $22,000 to Fight Cancer

LCSO Pink Patch, No Shave Campaigns Raise More than $22,000 to Fight Cancer

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was a able to raise more than $22,000 for cancer prevention and research through its Pink Patch Project in October and No Shave November.

In October, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office sold limited-edition, pink uniform patches to raise money as part of breast cancer awareness month. The patches were donated by Modern Mechanical and the agency raised $5,000 for the Loudoun Breast Health Network. The Loudoun-based organization assists residents diagnosed with cancer to provide financial and emotional assistance.

In November, deputies put down their razors and let their beards grow, raising more than $17,700 for cancer research as part of No Shave November. Members of the LCSO donated $25 to participate in the campaign. Other donations were made by Loudoun residents and businesses, including Ashburn-based a wink & a smile eye and dental care, which donated $100 for every deputy who stopped in to take a picture with staff.

Deputy First Class Michael Rivera, the top fundraiser who collected more than $1,325 for the No Shave November campaign, accompanied Sheriff Mike Chapman in presenting a check for $5,000 to Susan Mills of the LBHN.

The money was raised through donations by Loudoun County businesses and individuals.

“Like many who have been personally impacted by cancer, our agency sadly lost two members to this disease in recent years,” Chapman said. “We were again overwhelmed by the generosity of the community who helped make these campaigns a huge success in Loudoun.”

Over the past two years, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has participated with the community in fund-raising efforts that have raised more than $50,000, collected over 2,000 toys for hospitalized children, and provided other much-needed donations.

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