Let it grow: Deputies go scruffy for a good cause
Sheriff allows deputies to grow facial hair until St. Baldrick’s shave-a-thon March 15th
Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies will look a little ragged in the week ahead as their hair grows long, their beards get thicker and their mustaches turn up. And it’s A-OK with the Sheriff.
On March 15th, barbers will turn on their electric razors and shave off that long hair. Every buzz cut will help researchers try to find a cure for cancers that strike children.
The shave-a-thon is a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that relies on the generosity of people to help slow down and stop the insidious diseases. Deputies taking part in the event will get shaved at 2:00 p.m. The public can get their heads shaved for the event between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The donations are distributed to research facilities across the United States and allow some of the most brilliant minds to study cancerous cells and research cures for clinical trials.
“I urge you as a community member to read about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and read the stories of some of the bravest warriors battling a microscopic enemy,” Deputy Niles Ackerson says. “Without our help, the doctors can’t help them win their battle.”
Deputy Ackerson lost a child to cancer. He’s trying to make sure that doesn’t happen to any other parent or child by holding the fundraiser. Ackerson’s goal is to raise $50,000. Can you help? Please go to this website and donate: http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/SheriffYear7
If you’d like any more information, please contact
Deputy Niles Ackerson at
Nackerso@DCSheriff.net or 303-947-2446
Registration and early shaving for those working is from 2-3 and all others shaving are from 3-5ish.
Just stipulate that 2-3p is for officers that need an early shave and registration for all others.
St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-thon – March 15, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for Douglas County employees
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for the general public
Douglas County Fairgrounds & Events Center
500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock, CO 80104