Police Departments Band Together for No Shave November 

Oct 31, 2018

Last year, the Harvey Cedars Police Department participated in its first ever “No Shave November” campaign, aimed at bringing awareness and funding for cancer prevention, education and research. Each officer went through the entire month without shaving, hoping to raise cancer awareness. Upon completion of the campaign, the department had raised $9,610 for the Joan Karnell Supportive Care Program at University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Police Chief Robert Burnaford said that this year, the department  has partnered with David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation to raise awareness and funding for cancer prevention, education and research. Based in Stafford Township, the foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises funds to provide financial assistance, wellness services and hope to families affected by a cancer diagnosis.

“The campaign will be a joint effort between our department, Beach Haven Police Department, Ship Bottom Police Department, Surf City Police Department and many other local businesses in the Long Beach Island area,” said Burnaford. For the entire month of November, each team will raise awareness and funds, primarily through growing facial hair, that will be 100 percent donation to David’s Dream.

On Friday, Nov. 30, the campaign ends with a “Shave the Date” event at The Arlington restaurant in Ship Bottom. From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Ryan’s Barber Shop and Shave Parlor and Carmello’s Barber Shop will be on hand to buzz and trim hair. Fee is $25 for shave or haircut and $35 for a combo shave and haircut.

“Having the officers in this campaign is huge for us,” said Dani Corso, executive director for David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation. “We’re very thankful for more police departments in the campaign and the business, as well.”

For more information and to donate, visit: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/SHAVETHEDATE. —E.E.

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