Source: Hackensack Daily Voice
The cancer-fighting “No Shave November” campaign is personal for Dumont Police Sgt. Michael Foti, as it is for many law enforcement officers throughout Bergen and Passaic counties.
Foti, whose father died of cancer in January 2014, stirred his colleagues in PBA Local 377 to meet their $7,000 goal with nearly three weeks still left in the month.
Each whisker he grows — an ability cancer patients lose — is “in memory of my father…as well as others who have lost their battle and those who continue to battle this horrific disease,” Foti said.
Police officers who protect and serve the public in several area towns have similar stories. They are participating either in the “No Shave” campaign or “Movember.”
No-Shave November’s worldwide mission the past six years is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment — more than $3.5 million so far — but to emphasize preventative measures.
Movember’s strategy is to promote awareness in three areas of men’s health: prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health, including suicide awareness.
Here are some of the participating agencies:
EAST RUTHERFORD: https://no-shave.org/team/EastRutherfordPolice
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS: https://no-shave.org/member/ecpd
FORT LEE: https://no-shave.org/team/fortleepba
GLEN ROCK: https://no-shave.org/member/glenrockpba
HARRINGTON PARK: https://no-shave.org/org/hppd49
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS: https://us.movember.com/donate/payment/team_id/2260752
LYNDHURST: CALL: (201) 939-2900
MAYWOOD: CONTACT: Police Chief David Pegg or Officer Glenn Tutschek at (201) 845-8800
NEW MILFORD: Vsiekierski@newmilfordboro.com
NORTH HALEDON: CALL: (973) 423-1111
PARK RIDGE: https://no-shave.org/member/PRPD
PROSPECT PARK: https://us.movember.com/mospace/13372491
RAMSEY: (201) 327-2400
RINGWOOD: CALL: (973) 962-7017
RIVER VALE: https://no-shave.org/team/RiverValePD
ROCHELLE PARK: https://www.gofundme.com/rochelleparkpolice
SADDLE RIVER: https://no-shave.org/member/SRPD
WEST MILFORD: Officers will donate $1 for each day of the month — matched by PBA Local #162. The money will be split between the Movember Foundation and the Meals for the Holidays program of the West Milford High School and Macopin Middle School ( SEE instructions below ).
NOTE: Monetary donations can also be made by dropping off a check at West Milford Police Headquarters payable to West Milford PBA Local #162, please write in “Movember Foundation” on the memo portion of the check.