Why Evesham Officers are looking a little scruffy this month?
Here are a few more pictures of officers who are participating in the "No Shave November" campaign to raise awareness for cancer. ETPD currently has over 70 officers participating in the great cause!
The Evesham Police Department is participating in the "No Shave November" campaign aimed at bringing awareness to cancer. Members of the Police Department will, if they voluntarily choose to participate, make a donation to cancer research. The participating members will begin a month-long journey to forgo shaving to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. We are going to grow hair to grow cancer awareness to support cancer prevention, research and education. “This terrible disease has an impact on every one of us, whether it is our family, friends or even our own personal fight. We must continue to work together and fight this disease, find a cure and continue to save lives.” Chief Christopher Chew.
The Evesham Police Department aims to bring awareness to all types of cancer, which include both prostate and testicular cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men. In 2017, 161,360 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, 26,739 will die from prostate cancer. Currently, 2.9 million men live with prostate cancer in the United States. 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in America for men between the ages of 20-34. In 2017, 8,850 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer, 410 men will die from testicular cancer this year.
Early detection of prostate and testicular cancer is critical to survival rates. The five-year survival rate for prostate cancer, when caught in the early stages, is 100%. The five-year survival rate of testicular cancer, when caught in the early stages, is 99%. Both prostate and testicular cancer not caught in the early stages has limited treatment options, early diagnoses is critical to the survive of these cancers. Prostate cancer can be detected early by getting a simple PSA blood test. Testicular cancer can be detected early by getting educated on self-screening exams.
We ask the public to join us in this campaign. We are seeking our community members to spark conversations with your family members and friends about cancer awareness.
Donations to help support cancer research can be made by visiting: https://www.gofundme.com/ETPD-NoShaveNovember.