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Posted on: November 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] WPD Taking Part in No-Shave November

WPD No Shave NovemberThe Wellesley Police Department will once again be participating in “No Shave November,” an annual fundraising and awareness effort where participants from around the world, including many law enforcement agencies, put down their razors to join the fight against cancer. Every dollar raised supports the efforts to fund cancer research and education to help prevent the disease and to aid those fighting a battle against cancer.


Chief Jack Pilecki has authorized members of the Wellesley Police Department to participate in this event and has waived the standard facial hair grooming policy during the month of November in order to allow officers to grow out their facial hair in support of this national campaign. 


“No Shave November” challenges participants to forgo shaving in order to provoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. Members of the Wellesley Police participating in this campaign will be donating $100, money that would typically spent on shaving and grooming to this cause. Every dollar raised during this event will be donated to Cops for Kids with Cancer, an organization that presents numerous families with children battling cancer a check for $5000 or more to aid their battle with this terrible disease and improve their quality of life. 


The Wellesley Police Department encourages members of the community who wish to donate in support of this worthy cause to go to the Cops for Kids with Cancer website listed below.


Each day, 26,000 people die from cancer worldwide. There's a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this terrible disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November's mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment, but also to educate the public about preventative measures. Each year, participants around the globe put down their razors and join the fight against cancer. Will you join us?


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