December 8, 2016
In Honor of “No Shave November” Deputies and Sheriff’s Office Staff Donned Beards For a Good Cause
WHAT:
“No Shave November” is a movement that has swept the country in recent years. Right here in the Truckee Meadows, Washoe County Deputies and Sheriff’s Office staff showed their support for men diagnosed with prostate cancer by putting down their razors and growing facial hair in exchange for a donation to help patients at Renown Institute for Cancer.
                                                                                                                           
WHEN:
Tuesday, December 13, 10 a.m.
 
WHERE:
Tahoe Tower Lobby, Ground Floor
Renown Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill Street, Reno
              
WHY:      
Throughout the month of November, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office took part in their first ever “No Shave November.” In exchange for a $20 donation to Renown Health Foundation, deputies and staff were allowed to grow facial hair outside of the normal Sheriff’s Office standards or wear an adhesive mustache to show their support for this national campaign.
 
Tuesday, Sheriff Allen and Washoe deputies will present a check to the Institute for Cancer as a result of this very successful campaign. The money raised will help provide financial assistance to local men being treated for prostate cancer.
 
VISUALS AND INTERVIEWS:
  • Interviews with:
    • Sheriff Chuck Allen, Washoe County Sheriff
    • Bobbi Gillis, Manager of Cancer Support Services, Renown Institute for Cancer
  • Presentation of check from Washoe County Sheriff and Deputies to Renown Institute for Cancer
 
All media must be escorted on hospital property. To ensure uninterrupted access to the event contact Public Relations at 775-691-7308 or news@renown.org. Mill Street Parking is most convenient.
 
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About Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.
 
About Renown Health
Renown Health is a locally governed and locally owned, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is one of the region’s largest private employers with a workforce of more than 6,000. It comprises three acute care hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing, the area’s most comprehensive medical group and urgent care network, and the region’s largest and only locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown has a long tradition of being the first in the region to successfully perform leading-edge medical procedures. For more information, visit renown.org.

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Allison Williams

Public Relations Business Partner
Email: news@renown.org
Phone: 775-691-7308
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