DENTON — The Denton Police Department made a donation of $1,516.25, after soliciting donations for its ‘No Shave November’ campaign.
Lt. George Bacorn said the department normally sets out jars and other signs soliciting support from the community through their month of staving shaving. He said the department allows officers to dawn beards during the month, as long as they are neat and well kept.
“This is the second year and several officers participate,” Bacorn said. “Last year we made a $500 donation, ... some people solicit through town, others do Facebook campaigns.”
No Shave November is a national campaign, focused on raising cancer awareness. The goal is to embrace growing hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow to raise awareness.
The month-long awareness event encourages people to grow their leg hair, among with other follicle areas.
At the end of the month, those participating are also asked to donated their hair maintenance expenses to the cause.
The organization’s website, no-shave.org, lists three major partners as their recipients of donations. The organizations are the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Bacorn said the police department always donates to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, as supporting children suffering through illnesses or other debilitating diseases is near to their hearts.
Additionally, the department generally supports local youth through other programs in the Denton Police Department, he said.
“We want to help the kids, that’s pretty much what we do,” Bacorn said.