WALLINGFORD – Police are participating in a No Shave November fundraiser next month. The proceeds will go to the Matthew Hill Foundation.
Officers participating in the event will donate a minimum of $50 to participate and grow their facial hair, Sgt. James Cifarelli said. Officers are usually required to be clean shaven, with minor exceptions, Cifarelli noted. The event will run from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30. The department has a goal of $3,000 and are asking residents to join the cause and donate.
“No-Shave November's mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures,” Cifarelli said.”For over six years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and foregone their hair appointments to join the fight against cancer. This year the Wallingford Police Department will be part of that effort. The No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised over $3.5 million dollars to combat this disease. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer to fund cancer research and education, help prevent the disease, and aid those fighting the battle. Each whisker grown allows us to embrace our hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment.”
This years event will fund organizations including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. On Dec. 1 Dino’s Modern Barbershop, 202 Center St., will donate time to shave participating officers, Cifarelli said.
Residents that wish to participate can create a personal page, join the police department team, donate to an officer, or donate to the department's webpage Donations can be made anonymously or in cash at the police department, 131 N. Main St.
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