For the month of November, the Kean University Police Department (KUPD) is participating in a No-Shave November fundraiser to fight against cancer.
Throughout the month, any officer that donates a minimum of $25 to the KUPD No-Shave November Fundraiser would be exempt from the KUPD shaving policy for the rest of the month. This year, there are 19 KUPD members that are participating in the fundraiser. KUPD hopes to raise $1,000 from the fundraiser and to date have raised $930, or 93 percent of their goal. The raised funds will be donated to three organizations: the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation is the only U.S.-based nonprofit organization solely dedicated to cancer prevention and early-detection. The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is "saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection." To accomplish this mission, The Prevent Cancer Foundation focuses on research, education, outreach and advocacy.
Fight Colorectal Cancer is a patient-empowerment and advocacy organization based in the U.S. Fight Colorectal Cancer focuses on providing thorough information on colon and rectal cancers, advocating for colorectal cancer patients and their families and funding colorectal cancer research.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's mission is "to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment."
All three nonprofits are reliant on generous donations from individual contributions.
Thus, anyone who would like to support the fight against cancer and simultaneously support KUPD's fun fundraiser is encouraged to do so by donating to the KUPD No-Shave November team page.