SWEETWATER COUNTY – The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office and the Rock Springs and Green River Police Departments raised over $2,000 to fight cancer and raise cancer awareness through a special challenge project late last year called “No Shave November.”
Participants in “No Shave November” events forego shaving and grow beards and moustaches, donating the money they would have spent shaving to groups combating cancer.
A joint release issued by Sheriff Mike Lowell, Chief Chris Steffen of the Green River Police Department, and Rock Springs Police Chief Dwane Pacheco said the Green River Police Department raised $900, the Rock Springs Police Department $730, and the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office $540, for a total of $2,170 for Cowboys Against Cancer.
“No Shave” philanthropic fundraising events are a worldwide phenomenon extending back to 1999. Nations participating in addition to the United States have included Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, and South Africa, with millions of dollars raised every year.
For more information on No Shave November, visit their website.