For the 4th year in a row, Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver will be joining several other staff members from the Sheriff’s Office in shaving their heads to raise awareness and funds to help cure kids’ cancer. Last year the Sheriff’s Office raised almost $30,000 for this great charity with over 100 people shaving their heads.
On Friday, March 19th, 2010 at 2:00 pm, Sheriff Weaver, commissioned deputies, members of the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Littleton, Castle Rock, and Parker Police Departments, as well as other police, fire, public service agencies, and civilians, will be shaving their heads to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. St. Baldrick’s raises money and awareness globally for childhood cancer research through volunteer-driven events that pair great fun with this worthy cause. These participants will be shaving their heads in front of cheering supporters to experience for themselves one of the most stigmatizing public aspects of cancer; losing one’s hair from chemotherapy treatment. Those involved have raised funds from sponsors, all of which will go to St. Baldrick’s.
This particular event will honor Isabella Ackerson, the daughter of Detective Niles Ackerson of the Sheriff’s Office. Isabella lost her battle with infant ALL/MLL Leukemia on December 27, 2006. Isabella was only six months old. We will also be honoring Chase Kluth, son of Littleton Police Department’s Sergeant Arlan Kluth and DCSO’s Chief Holly Nicholson-Kluth. Chase lost his battle with cancer in 2002 when he was 15 years old. Several other local children who have fought these terrible diseases will be honored as well.
Once again there will be special guest athletes and local “celebs” joining us for this important event.
Again this event will be held on Friday, March 19th, 2010 at 2:00 pm. The location has changed though, due to the size of the event. It will be held in the Douglas County Event Center, located at 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80104. It is located one mile east of Interstate 25, exit 181, off of Plum Creek Parkway.
All media is invited to this important event. Please let me know if you plan on attending so we can make space available to the media.
For more information on the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please go to www.StBaldricks.org