WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport’s finest will be sporting a little more facial hair than usual this month as they participate in No Shave November to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer.
Police Chief Foti Koskinas has relaxed grooming standards for any officer who participates in the department’s third annual effort.
“Participating in ‘Men Wear Pink’ for the month of October and attending several American Cancer Society events afforded me the opportunity to meet so many people that have supported cancer treatment and research efforts or personally suffered from the disease,” the chief said. “It only motivated us to bring more attention to the cause.”
No Shave November is a web-based, nonprofit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds for prevention, research and education.
In order to participate, Westport officers make a donation of $50 each.
Last year, the department raised $3,175 for colorectal cancer research and Homes for Hope, surpassing its goal of $2,500.
Following No Shave November, officers will attend a “shave off” event at H Salon in Fairfield.
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