For Immediate Release
December 5, 2018
MCTXSheriff Raises Over $13,000 During “No Shave November”
During the month of November, many of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office personnel were sporting more facial hair after taking part in “No Shave November.” The month-long fundraiser, was a boots on the ground initiative to help raise awareness for cancer research. Sheriff’s Office personnel paid a minimum of $50.00 dollars for the privilege of not shaving during November.
On December 4, 2018, Sheriff Rand Henderson, on behalf of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, presented a check for the money raised in the amount of $13,500.00 to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission is to aid in the research for cures of blood cancers, and improve the quality of life for patients and survivors. Sheriff Henderson said, “It was an honor to partner with the leukemia and lymphoma society in the fight against cancer. Their work in cancer research and the responsible use of funds is one of the reasons why we chose to partner with them.”
Participation in the event was voluntary but extensive, with more than 240 Deputies and other employees donating as part of the fundraiser. Beginning December 1, 2018, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Personnel were required to re-adhere to the current grooming standards policy.
All said and done, the facial hair was just a side note, starting a conversation and raising awareness about the importance of cancer research and finding a cure is what matters.
Lieutenant Lee Knudsen
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office