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Westport Police Officers Growing Beards To Support Cancer Research

Westport Police Officer Brendan Fearon, president of the Police Benevolent Association.
Westport Police Officer Brendan Fearon, president of the Police Benevolent Association. Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Several officers in the Westport Police Department, along with thousands of men across the country, are putting down their razors for an entire month and letting their facial hair grow out for No-Shave November.

The mission of No-Shave November is to grow cancer awareness and raise funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education.

In support of No-Shave November, Westport Chief of Police Dale Call has allowed participating officers to bend the grooming regulations and allow normally clean-shaven officers to grow out their beards in exchange for a minimum donation of $50 to Team Westport PD.

“We’re asking others to join with us and donate the money spent on shaving to help educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle,” said Officer Brendan Fearon, president of the Westport Police Benevolent Association. “October was a huge success in raising awareness for breast cancer, and we hope that this will be equally successful.”

To make a donation on behalf of Team Westport PD, go to this website.

This year, No-Shave November will be supporting programs with the American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children's Hospital. All donations are a tax-deductible.

On Nov. 30, in collaboration with H Salon in Fairfield, members will partake in a “Shave Off” and raise more funds by shaving their heads and beards to the high bidders.

"We welcome donors to this event to raise awareness and money for this cause," Fearon said.

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