No Shave November helps kick start a suicide awareness campaign

(KTVL/ Kimberly Kolliner)

The Jackson County Sheriff's office raised $3,000 for No Shave November.

On Thurday, JCSO presented a check for the money to United Way of Jackson County to help them kick start a campaign to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

"We need about $30,000 to get it started. We're hoping to build awareness of not just teen suicide but also any suicide from any spectrum of age," said Brande Cowden, a United Way community volunteer.

The money was raised entirely by staff.

Mustaches got $35, goatees $50 and beards raised $75.

The Jackson County Commissioners would like to be included in the City of Medford’s exclusionary zones.

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