No-Shave November a fun success

The staff of the sheriffs office recently participated in “No-Shave November” this year. The employees wanted to come up with a local cause to donate to and chose Sioux County Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) this year.

“No-Shave November” is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. The goal of “No-Shave November” is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow. Participants then donate the money they typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the disease.

Sheriff Jamie Van Voorst said “the employees asked if they could participate because they thought it sounded like a fun project to try doing together and wanted to see how much could be raised. I’m pleased to report that the participants raised $650 for the month they did this.”

Jerry Bomgaars of Orange City, team member of Sioux County Relay for Life/American Cancer Society, came to the office on behalf of the organization and accepted the donation of $650 from Van Voorst.

Van Voorst said, “We will continue to look forward to coming up with more community-based ideas where we can not only participate together, but also look to help those in need around our communities for specific good causes. Thank you to our SCSO law enforcement family who participated and/or chose to give to a great cause while having a great time doing it together! ?❤️

If you’d like to check out some of the participant’s before and after photos, you can go check out our Facebook page link found by clicking here: or on our Instagram page found here: