The Connecticut Cancer Foundation announced the successful results of their first statewide No Shave November campaign, which raised over $91,000 to benefit CT cancer patients and their families. Forty police departments participated in No Shave November in 2018. They were joined by one fire department, one school, and one company, for a total of 43 teams.
The money raised during No Shave November will provide financial assistance to CT cancer patients and their families to help with everyday living expenses, such as rent, mortgage, and utilities. The Redding Police Department, led by Officer Michael Livingston, raised $1,445 for this cause!
During the month of November, police departments across Connecticut relaxed their facial hair requirements and allowed their officers to grow beards. Instead of shaving, the officers fundraised in their department and in the community – 100% of the funds will go to CT cancer patients to help with basic living expenses. Terri Eickel, the Director of Development for the CT Cancer Foundation said that the response from the police officers and their communities was inspiring. “The police officers were so excited to participate, especially since the money they raised will stay in Connecticut, helping our residents who are fighting cancer,” she said. “Because of No Shave November, CT cancer patients throughout our state will be able to focus on their health and recovery, not worry about their bills.”
Officer Mike Livingston, who organized the fundraising efforts of the Redding Police Department, echoed Eickel’s appreciation. “On the behalf of the Redding Police Department we would like to extend our gratitude to the community, local s