Growing facial hair for a good cause during ‘No Shave November’

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LOVES PARK, Ill. (WTVO) — All month long men are putting down their razors and shaving cream to raise awareness in hopes of saving lives.

That includes police departments across the Stateline, it’s for no shave November.

This is a national campaign done by the non profit organization “No Shave November.”

The organization launched in 2009.

The non profit raises money and awareness for cancer prevention, education and research.

Some officers at the Loves Park Police Department are participating.

This is the third year that they’re doing it. To join officers have to donate at least $30.

This year the money is going to the Patricia D. Pepe Center for Cancer Care at Saint Anthony Medical Center.

“It’s fun. It’s fun, it’s something to do. It’s something to give back to the community,” said Loves Park Police Officer Chad Palmer. “It makes you feel good. Just like anybody else. If you were to give to a charity it makes you feel good. It makes you feel like you’re doing a part for the community.”

Officers are also asking for donations from the community.

The hope to raise $2,500.

If you’d like to donate you can drop off a monetary donation to the Loves Park Police Department located at 540 Loves Park Drive.

You can also have one of the officers pick up donations at local businesses.

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