CRANFORD - Members of the Cranford Police Department, ranging from the rank of Captain to Communications Officer, participated in Cranford PBA Local 52’s No-Shave November in an effort to raise money for those in the fight against cancer.

Started in 2009, “No-Shave November” is a national, month-long non-profit fundraising event during which participants forgo their normal shaving and grooming routine in an attempt to promote cancer awareness. This year, the Cranford PBA Local # 52 donated the funds directly to the No Shave November organization, which works with the following: Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In total, the Cranford Police Department raised $5,325.

The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.

“I’m fully supportive of this initiative devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education," said Cranford Police Chief Ryan Greco. "I encouraged our officers to participate and help bring awareness locally to the national campaign.”