RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide according to the World Health Organization, and in an effort to help raise money to prevent the disease, each November men across the world put down their razors and grow their beards.
This year, the East Rutherford Police Department is joining the fight by putting down their razors and raising money for the cause by taking donations. Their goal is to raise $3,000, and they are hoping residents will chip in to help them meet or surpass that amount.
The department said it is taking part in the effort because there's a good chance someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. No-Shave November's mission is to not only raise money for cancer research and treatment, but to educate residents about preventative measures.
For more than five years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and foregone their hair appointments to join the fight against cancer. The No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised more than $2 million dollars to combat this disease. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer in our efforts to fund cancer research and education, help prevent the disease, and aid those fighting the battle. Each whisker grown allows us to embrace our hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment.
Click here to donate and help the department meet its goal.