The Medford Township Police Department and fellow municipal employees
have joined forces with the American Cancer Society and its “No-Shave
November” campaign. The members of the police department will be
growing their mustaches for the entire month of November in an effort
to raise money for the campaign.
The goal is to grow awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer
patients lose in their potential life long battle. The Department
encourages residents to donate the funds that they would normally
spend on grooming and shaving to the American Cancer Society.
The concept of “No-Shave November” was started by the Hill family of
Illinois in 2013, and the campaign has raised over $1.4 million
dollars thus far.
Many people have been either directly affected by this disease or have
supported and stood by those who have fought for their lives. With the
continued support of our police officers, we hope that our family,
friends and community will join us in our mission to stand by those
who continue to fight the battle for a healthy life.
The Department encourages all to take part in the growing effort and
do all one can to show support. The Department has set up a “GoFundMe”
site with a goal of $5,000 — all money to be directly donated to the
American Cancer Society at the end of the campaign.
The Medford Township Police Officers and Superior Officers
Associations will be matching a portion of the money raised. We thank
you for your continued support and please remember: “Cancer is not a
welcomed word for anyone or at any time yet it has found its way into
the lives of many people.”