No-Shave November grows $515

Andrea Rose
Franklin County Commissioners presented a check to Summit Oncology's Bridge Fund earlier this week. Pictured from left are: Commissioner Robert Ziobrowski, Commissioner David Keller, Summit Health Donor Relations/Annual Giving Officer Beth Stephey, County Healthy Living Coordinator Sarah Hamel, Summit Director of Oncology Services Janet Daniels, County HR Generalist Jessica Kuhns and Commissioner Bob Thomas.

Franklin County who participated in No-Shave November managed to raise $515 to benefit Summit Oncology's Bridge Fund.

"We had 17 people participate this year. It was a significant increase over last year," said Sarah Hamel, healthy living coordinator for the county.

Hamel said last year, 12 people participated and raised $185.

This year, 17 employees opted to forgo shaving and accept donations. They were able to raise more than $500.

"Charles Martin in Human Resources raised $116. It was amazing what he did in a matter of hours," Hamel said.

Janet Daniels, director of Oncology Services at Summit Health said all funds raised will go to help patients in need.

"The Oncology Bridge Fund started to help patients who are unable to work," Daniels explained. "Thank you to all who participated. This is a wonderful thing you've done. One-hundred percent of the money will go to help people in this community."

"Cancer touches all of our lives," admitted Commissioner Robert Ziobrowski.

"It's one of our proudest moments," said Commissioner David Keller. "We like to brag about the wonderful things our employees do. We want to thank our employees for their amazing generosity."