BCSO Raises Funds For Childhood Cancer Research
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // January 11, 2014
working together with our community
ABOVE VIDEO: Since 2000, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has hosted more than 6,900 signature head-shaving events, shaving more than 303,000 heads – including over 33,000 women – in 28 countries and 50 U.S. states. Thanks to generous friends, colleagues and family, these shavees have raised over $183 million for life-saving childhood cancer research, and each is a walking billboard for the cause.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Each and every day I continue to be impressed by the amazing things that the members of our agency accomplish.
Not only are we one of the most aggressive agencies in the country but we are also an agency that is deeply embedded in supporting its community.
In fact, last year our agency collectively helped Brevard County Charities raise almost one million dollars for organizations that help those in a time of need. Our members have truly embraced the concept of working together with our community to keep Brevard County a great place to call home.
As we begin 2014, our agency will participate in many events that help raise money for the various Charitable Organizations in Brevard County.
While each event is important to protecting our community, St. Baldrick’s Fundraising event is perhaps one of the most important to protect our most precious citizens, our children. St. Baldrick’s is an annual nationwide fundraising effort that raises money for Childhood Cancer Research.
Each year the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office puts in a team and works to help raise money for this much needed cause. For those of you who are unfamiliar with how St. Baldrick’s works, participants and teams in the event raise money by agreeing to have their heads shaved on the day of the event in support of the kids who are going through radiation and therapy for cancer.
This year’s event will take place at the Avenues in Viera on March 15, 2014 and members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will again participate to help raise money for Childhood Cancer Research.
On behalf of our St. Baldrick’s Team I ask that you please take time to visit the St. Baldrick’s webpage at StBaldricks.org/teams/bcso to participate with and support what we hope will again be the top fundraising team in Brevard County.
If you can’t part with the beautiful hair you have, you can search the website for a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office member that is already signed up and make a donation to support them. The event is a lot of fun and we always enjoy the friendly competition with other Public Safety Teams throughout Brevard County.
As always, thank you for everything you do to support our agency and community.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.
That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases.
Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.
Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.