Sheriff’s office participates in LeBonheur fundraiser

New Albany MS Lebonheur fundraiser
Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards and Deputy Sheriff Teresa Hester dressed in black and white jailhouse stripes to raise money for LeBonheur Children's Hospital.
July 17th, 2019     Organizations, Misc.

Officers of the Union County Sheriff’s Office participated in a fundraiser for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital on Saturday, July 6 at the New Albany Walmart.

Using the theme “Doing Time for LeBonheur” Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards and Deputy Sheriff Teresa Hester, the department’s D.A.R.E. officer were “incarcerated” in a “jail cell.”

Visitors to the store were asked to donate “bail money” for their release.

The sheriff’s office raised $534 for LeBonheur.

Walmart is a sponsor of the D.A.R.E. anti-drug education program conducted continually in public schools for the sheriff’s office.

LeBonheur is a 255-bed tertiary care hospital located in downtown Memphis. The hospital cares for 14,000 patients each year.


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