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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Continues to Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

NARRATIVE: DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO – This year has been very different for Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in many ways as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, it has been financially trying for many businesses in our community as well as non-profits that we support each and every year. 

For the past 14 years, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has supported the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which supports research into a cure for childhood cancer. Several employees through the years have experienced this devastating disease first hand.  Our efforts are in hopes that someday, no child will have to fight this, and no family will have to live through this.  Since 2007, Douglas County events have raised $470,283.00 toward this effort. 

Due to the pandemic, this Wednesday, May 6, 2020, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will host a modified version of our annual St. Baldrick’s event. Since we’ve just reached the end of the Stay at Home ban on personal services, rather than shaving heads, we are offering haircuts to staff for a donation to St. Baldrick’s.  The troops have been showing up with long curly locks, shaved heads, or bald spots and strange ridges due to talented family members with clippers. 

Although the event will be slightly different this year, we are hoping that our sworn and civilian staff will join in the fundraising effort and get a decent haircut by a licensed local hair stylist who has offered to partner with us and donate her services.

Haircuts will take place on May 6th 8:00am-3:45pm at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (Records Lobby) located at 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock; social distancing will be enforced by us, not caused by lack of hairstyles!