You may have noticed that it’s getting a little hairy at the South Orange Police Department lately.
That because the South Orange Police Benevolent Association (PBA #12) has been raising funds for cancer research by going hirsute for No Shave November. Their efforts come to a close at Bunny’s Sports Bar in South Orange on Nov. 28 at 9 p.m.
“In a job where facial hair isn’t allowed, we’re lucky to have a chief that understands our desire to help with such a great cause, raising money for cancer research,” wrote Sgt. Adrian Acevedo. As of last week, the PBA had already raised over $1,000. While the event at Bunny’s is free, Acevedo and his police colleagues will have a jar set up for those who wish to donate. “Other than that, it’s an excuse to get together for a few drinks & some great music with Matt Mattheiss,” said Acevedo.
Per its website, No Shave November is a “non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education.”
Since its inaugural year in 2009, the No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised over $2 million dollars to combat cancer.
The concept, per No-Shave November, “is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.”
Bunny’s Sports Bar is located at 14 W. South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ. Phone:(973) 763-1377.