CRANFORD, NJ - A group of 27 members of the Cranford Police Department, nicknamed “The Fuzz,” raised more than $7,150 for cancer research during “No-Shave November."

“No-Shave November” is a month-long, non-profit fundraiser during which participants forgo their normal shaving and grooming routine to promote cancer awareness. Typically, the money saved on shaving and grooming products benefits organizations including the American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation and more.

The CPD team funded their donation by promoting the event on different social media outlets, surpassing their goal of $6,000.

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“It is unusual to see our uniformed officers with beards, but this is a great conversation starter to raise awareness for a cause that affects so many,” Police Chief Ryan Greco said.

This is the third straight year that members of the CPD took part in “No-Shave November.” More than $1.7 million has been raised nationally throughout this year’s event.