Friday, October 23, 2015

No-Shave November

Bergenfield Police Department is following Fairview Police Department’s lead and will be participating in the "No Shave November."

Chief Madalone will be relaxing the facial hair policy for members of the department who wish to participate. Madalone believes this is a good cause and wishes to invite members of the community and other Bergen County Police Departments to join in. The sad truth is that so many lives are affected by cancer, Madalone said.

The Bergenfield PBA Local 309 members will be maintaining a donation web page.  All members of the Police Department who are participating have agreed to donate $50.00 each.  Proceeds will go to American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in honor of our brother Detective Kenneth Otto.  Detective Otto died in 2005 from Pancreatic Cancer, but has never been forgotten, said Madalone.

"No-Shave November" has grown in popularity nationwide over the years.

According to the original organizers, "The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.  That goes for women, as well, by "letting those legs go natural, and skipping that waxing appointment. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle."

According to Madalone all officers who participate are required to keep their facial hair neat and tidy and present a professional appearance at all times during the month.  

Click the link to make donations.