Fund-raiser for Deputy Corey Todd Brings in More than $12,000

Sheriff Ken Mascara Having Head Shaved

Sheriff Ken Mascara Having Head Shaved

Fund-raiser for Deputy Corey Todd Brings in More than $12,000

Our thanks to everyone who took part in our “Bald for Brothers” fund-raiser for Deputy Corey Todd, who is battling chronic myeloid leukemia. Wednesday, with the help of the Van Duzer Foundation, we raised more than $12,000 for Corey and his family.

Scott Van Duzer’s Big Apple Pizza hosted the event along with the Van Duzer Foundation at Scott’s Big Apple Pizza on 35th Street Fort Pierce.

The event brought coworkers and the general public together in solidarity and support for Deputy Corey Todd, a 17-year veteran of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.

In a showing of solidarity, coworkers offered to have their heads shaved because of Corey’s thinning hair due to his treatments.

Corey’s coworkers in the Transportation Unit had their heads shaved first. The designated barber was Scott Young (a retired St. Lucie County Deputy Sheriff) from the Hair Shop for Men, 5240 U.S.1, Vero Beach. In addition, Sheriff Mascara, Detention Director Major Patrick Tighe, and Captain William Lawhorn of the Detention Department offered their heads for shaving to the highest bidders.

The highest bidder for Captain Lawhorn’s head shaving was Hoss Perry. The highest bidder for Major Tighe’s head shaving was Dr Samshir Singh. And the highest bidder for Sheriff Ken Mascara’s head shaving was Mike Cannon.

The event raised over $12,000 for Deputy Todd. The funds will help pay for his ongoing medical expenses and assist with his living expenses while he remains out of work while under going medical treatments.

You can still donate.

Seacoast Bank has established the “Corey Todd Benefit Account,” and contributions are welcome at any of the bank’s offices in St. Lucie and Martin counties.

In addition, people can contribute using Pay Pal by visiting


The Florida Constitution establishes the Office of the elected County Sheriff who is responsible for preserving the peace, carrying out the orders of Florida courts and the Board of County Commissioners, and providing deputies at court sessions and meetings of the Board of County Commissioners. The Sheriff is the chief correctional officer of the county. Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is elected by the people of St. Lucie County and is accountable to them.

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