SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Police Department is looking a bit different this November. Many of the officers will be putting down razors to raise funding and awareness for cancer research, treatment and prevention through the "No-Shave November" campaign. By growing beards, we hope to grow awareness about what you can do prevent cancer and help those who are fighting. All funds raised will be donated among these three deserving charities: Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and the St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide (WHO). There's a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable.
No-Shave November's mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures. For over six years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and foregone their hair appointments to join the fight against cancer. 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 in our efforts 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.
If you would like to make a donation to our team or towards a specific officer, please click on the link below.