HIGHLAND PARK – The Police Department will participate in “No-Shave November” to raise cancer awareness. No-Shave November is a month-long initiative during, which participants forgo shaving in order to evoke conversation and awareness about different types of cancers. The campaign also helps raise local funds.
The practice of growing facial hair or having decorated fingernails is usually not permissible in Police Department policy, but in light of the campaign, the Police Chief has waived the department’s policy for the entire month of November.
“The Highland Park Police Department enjoys participating in No-Shave November,” said Police Chief Paul Shafer. “It is a fun tradition for our personnel and a wonderful way to raise cancer awareness and give back to our local community.”
To participate, police personnel must donate at least $20.00, which will be donated to the Highland Park Hospital, Kellogg Cancer Foundation. On November 30, the event will come to an official close with the holding of a best beard, goatee, mustache and decorated fingernail contest.
If members of the community would like to donate towards this fundraising event please contact the Highland Park Police Benevolent Association President, Eric Hernandez at 847.926.1123.
If you have any questions about the initiative, please contact Commander Jon Lowman at 847.926.1797.
Submitted by the City of Highland Park