LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston police and auxiliary police departments are looking to reach their goal of raising $10,000 by Nov. 30 through their “No-Shave November” fight against cancer. Money raised through this effort goes toward St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
According to the Livingston Police Department (LPD), although 22,000 people in the world die each day from cancer, nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable.
The mission of No-Shave November, during which members of the LPD are putting down their razors and forgoing hair appointments, is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment, but to educate the population about preventative measures as well.
In the last six years, the No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised more than $3.5 million dollars to combat this disease. Every dollar raised goes toward funding cancer research and education, helping to prevent the disease and aiding those fighting the battle.
Each whisker grown allows the LPD members to embrace their hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment. As of Thanksgiving weekend, the LPD has raised nearly $8,000, but hopes to raise $10,000 by the end of the month.