Chief Robert J. Dowd announced that officers will be permitted to grow facial hair the entire month of November as a way to raise money and awareness for Colorectal Cancer.
“Three days into this ‘No Shave November’ and I’m itchy as can be,” tweets Chief Dowd.
Mr. Robert F. Ceragno, a local business owner of Eye Contact Vision Center and supporter of the NBPD, is a colorectal cancer survivor and will also be participating in our campaign and making a contribution as well.
All Officers wishing to participate are required to make a $50 tax deductible donation to “Fight Colorectal Cancer.” 100% of the proceeds will be donated to fightcolorectalcancer.org.
The department is having fun with the cause posting this meme on their official Facebook Page.
Colorectal cancer is the #2 leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the U.S. combined. Fight Colorectal Cancer is a community of activists who find it unacceptable that colorectal cancer – a preventable disease – is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
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