Growing beards, fighting cancer


By Nick Walton - nwalton@civitasmedia.com



Champaign County Sheriff Matt Melvin, left, and Capt. Dave Rapp present Dayton Children’s Hospital Director of Annual Gifts Bethany A. Deines a check for $2,100 from the “No Shave November” fundraiser.

Champaign County Sheriff Matt Melvin, left, and Capt. Dave Rapp present Dayton Children’s Hospital Director of Annual Gifts Bethany A. Deines a check for $2,100 from the “No Shave November” fundraiser.


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Members of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office and Judge Brett A. Gilbert were not as well-groomed as they usually are during the month-long “No Shave November” event. To participate, deputies and Gilbert each donated $40 to assist children in the fight against cancer. More than $2,000 was raised as part of this effort.


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The hairy efforts of Champaign County deputies and Champaign County Commons Pleas Domestic Relations Judge Brett A. Gilbert in November went toward a good cause.

Sheriff Matt Melvin said $2,100 was raised during “No Shave November” to assist children in the fight against cancer.

For the entire month, the sheriff’s office staff along with Gilbert chose to stop shaving and grow out their facial hair. As part off this fundraiser, they each donated $40 to benefit children with cancer. The Champaign County Deputies Association also contributed to the money raised.

The sheriff’s office and Gilbert teamed up with Dayton Children’s Hospital and on Dec. 4, Melvin presented a check to the hospital.

“Cancer has affected so many people, not only in the sheriff’s office, but also in our community,” Melvin stated. “This is our way of giving back and making a difference.”

Champaign County Sheriff Matt Melvin, left, and Capt. Dave Rapp present Dayton Children’s Hospital Director of Annual Gifts Bethany A. Deines a check for $2,100 from the “No Shave November” fundraiser.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2015/12/web1_Noshave1.jpgChampaign County Sheriff Matt Melvin, left, and Capt. Dave Rapp present Dayton Children’s Hospital Director of Annual Gifts Bethany A. Deines a check for $2,100 from the “No Shave November” fundraiser. Courtesy photos

Members of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office and Judge Brett A. Gilbert were not as well-groomed as they usually are during the month-long “No Shave November” event. To participate, deputies and Gilbert each donated $40 to assist children in the fight against cancer. More than $2,000 was raised as part of this effort.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2015/12/web1_Noshave2.jpgMembers of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office and Judge Brett A. Gilbert were not as well-groomed as they usually are during the month-long “No Shave November” event. To participate, deputies and Gilbert each donated $40 to assist children in the fight against cancer. More than $2,000 was raised as part of this effort. Courtesy photos

By Nick Walton

nwalton@civitasmedia.com

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton