Easton cops grow beards to help children with cancer

The Easton Police Department raised $1,620 for Cops for Kids with Cancer by not shaving in November.

EASTON, Mass. -– From the chief to the newest officer, they donned beards to raise money for children with cancer.

The Easton Police Department participated in No-Shave November throughout the month, an event aimed at raising awareness to cancer by growing hair, which many cancer patients lose.

The organizers of the month-long event encourage participants to donate the money they would usually spend on shaving supplies.

Deputy Police Chief Keith Boone said the department participated “to grow cancer awareness and raise funds to support cancer prevention, research and education.”

Easton police were able to raise $1,620, which was donated to Cops For Kids With Cancer, a Canton-based organization that returns more than 94 percent of funds raised to families of children with cancer.

The organization has given over $2 million to more than 300 families in need in the past four years.

“It was a great way to build camaraderie and have some fun while raising money for a great cause,” Boone said.

Story: Cody Shepard, The Enterprise
Photos: Easton Police Department
Link: click here