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Sheriff's Office Begins 3rd Annual #NoShaveNovember Campaign to benefit Camp Open Arms

Post Date:11/01/2017 3:10 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2017

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Lyall
Public Information Officer
410-996-8454
jlyall@ccgov.org

Today, Cecil County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) kicked off their No Shave November campaign allowing deputies to violate their grooming policy for the entire month after making a voluntary contribution. This marks the third year CCSO has taken part in #NoShaveNovember and the second year raising money specifically for Camp Open Arms.

The Maryland-based camp, geared towards children ages 4 and up who are faced with limb differences, was started in 2015 by University of Maryland School of Medicine pediatric orthopaedist Dr. Joshua Abzug. The camp's goal is to help kids with limb challenges build strength and self confidence and connect with others who are faced with similar abilities and experiences.

Last year, donations from the CCSO's No Shave campaign raised over $17,000 and helped more than 20 children born with limb disabilities attend the camp. Every dollar raised is tax deductible and goes directly to assist with camp operations. Several deputies, including Sheriff Scott Adams, had the opportunity to listen to both parents and kids who have attended the camp talk about how their lives had been changed forever because of the generosity of donations. One camper shared, “I finally have friends who are like me.”

Cecil County Sheriff's Office has set a goal to raise is $20,000 this year. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please visit http://www.ummsfoundation.org/site/TR/Campfundraiser/General?team_id=2308&pg=team&fr_id=1120 and click the "DONATE NOW" button. Progress photos of the bearded deputies will be posted periodically throughout the month on the CCSO Facebook page.

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