Sheriff, judge to participate in ‘No Shave November’

Staff report

For the fourth consecutive year the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office and Champaign County Judge Brett A. Gilbert will participate in “No Shave November” for a good cause.

During November, the sheriff’s office and Gilbert can choose to stop shaving and grow out their facial hair but in order to participate they have to donate $40. The money will go toward the Cancer Association of Champaign County. The Champaign County Deputies Association will also contribute to the money raised.

Champaign County Sheriff Matt Melvin said law enforcement agencies normally have strict grooming policies, but they will relax those standards for November for a good cause.

In previous years, the donation has gone toward the Dayton Children’s Hospital, two local Champaign County children battling cancer and the Cancer Association of Champaign County. Melvin said last year $1,000 was raised for the Cancer Association of Champaign County.

Melvin said residents who are interested in donating toward this initiative can deliver donations for the Champaign County Deputies Association to the sheriff’s office at 308 Miami St.

Staff report