No-Shave November Fundraiser
Beginning November 1st, you may see some bearded police officers working in Fairview Township. Several officers are hanging up the razors and will be participating in our first No-Shave November. But this is about a lot more than just growing some facial hair, as they will be raising money for a good cause in the process.
Officers will be granted a temporary waiver from department policy and will be permitted to grow neatly groomed facial hair if they meet the required fundraising goal. The department has chosen St.Jude Children's Research Hospital as the recipient of all funds received. There is a minimum goal of $200 for each officer participating, but our hope is to greatly exceed that amount.
Here are a few facts about St.Jude's:
- Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
- Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. We won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
The participating officers are accepting donations now. We even have a couple officers who will not be growing a beard but are still participating because they believe in raising money for a good cause. If you would like to donate to an officer's fundraising campaign, please click here.
Any donation amount is greatly appreciated.