October 27, 2018 - ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN “NO SHAVE NOVEMBER”
You may notice something different about Ashland Police officers this November. Chief Todd Kelley is allowing officers to participate in “No-Shave November” to increase cancer awareness, particularly surrounding male cancers. In doing so, members of the Ashland Police Department are permitted and encouraged to grow neatly trimmed beards through the end of the month.
“We have lost too many good people in this community too soon from cancer. It is vitally important for all of us to recognize the signs and symptoms of cancer, to get regular screenings, and to encourage our friends and family to do the same,” Chief Todd Kelley said of the No-Shave campaign.
The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow “wild and free”. Officers will donate daily, including their days off to be able to wear the beard to educate others about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle. All the funds will be given to the American Cancer Society.
We remind everyone that members of the Ashland Police Department participating in this campaign may be sporting new facial hair this month, citizens should expect the same level of excellent service and professionalism. Again, this is temporary exception to the normal requirement of a clean-shaven appearance, and to help spread the word about the importance of cancer prevention and research.
We urge everyone to visit the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org to learn about the symptoms of cancer, ways to stay healthy and how to join the fight.
In order to increase awareness and help fight cancer in our community the Ashland Police Department invites you to “Let it Grow!”
We will have further on this activity in a day or two. Be watching.