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During the month of November, Ontario Police personnel will be growing beards to raise money and awareness to fight cancer. Traditional grooming standards regarding facial hair are being relaxed so employees can participate in the month-long No-Shave November.
No-Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organization partnered with the American Cancer Society devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds which go towards preventing the disease, saving lives, funding research, educating, and aiding those fighting the battle. 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. Donate the money you usually spend on shaving and grooming for a month to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.
The Ontario Police Officers’ Association has registered a team at No-Shave.org. Employees wishing to participate will be registering and making a $25 personal donation directly to No-Shave.org. The team has a $5,000.00 fundraising goal. Donations to the team can be made here.
Officers have also designed custom No-Shave November T-Shirts that will be sold for $15 each and a No Shave Commemorative Challenge Coin for $10 each. Proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts and Challenge Coins will also be donated.