Pasadena Police Officers Stop Shaving, And Here's Why

Published : Monday, November 12, 2018 | 7:00 PM

The Pasadena Police Department is taking part in No-Shave November, a nationwide campaign to raise awareness and support for cancer research.

Interim Pasadena Police Chief John Perez said No-Shave November is a month-long fundraising activity whose proceeds would go towards leading cancer research and prevention institutions like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

“There is no better cause than to support the fight of those battling illnesses,” Perez said. “Together, we can mass a formidable victory.”

According to the No-Shave November website, the goal of the campaign is to grow awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Participants are encouraged to put down their razors for a month and grow a beard or cultivate a mustache, and donate the money they typically spend on shaving and grooming to “educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.”

They may also set up their own personal No-Shave November fundraising page in support of the campaign.

Perez said Pasadena Police Department officers and employees who want to take part in the campaign should visit the department’s No-Shave November website, and make a minimum donation of $50.

“Please identify ‘Pasadena Police’ as the organization you are supporting as your name will then be on the contribution list,” Perez added.

Anyone in the community can also donate on behalf of their local police employees, survivors, or loved ones by mentioning their name in the comments section of the donation form.

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