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Police Officers across the state raise almost $250K for No Shave CT
Old Saybrook, CT – If you ran into a police officer in November, there may have been something different about them, BEARDS! Beginning on November 1st and running throughout the month, more than 65 police departments across the state of Connecticut put down their razors to team up with the Connecticut Cancer Foundation to help raise funds for their No Shave CT fundraiser, presented by Schick Extreme and Schick Hydro. Funds raised will benefit three ambassadors, along with many CT cancer patients, to help with everyday living expenses such a rent, utilities, food and more.
Officers generally follow strict rules about facial hair, but these rules were relaxed through the end of November into December for some. The concept was to donate the money saved on shaving supplies to a good cause. The goal was to bring attention to the needs of CT cancer patients and the financial side effect of cancer, compounded by the impact of COVID-19.
Also supporting the cause were sponsors Pasta Vita, Liberty Bank, Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, Executive Auto Group, iHeartMedia and ConnectiCare. John Gogliettino, General Manager of EAG, saying “we at the Executive Auto Group were honored to be a part of such an amazing event that showed so much kindness across the state of Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers continue to stay with the brave young ambassadors of this event and we are grateful to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation for all the hard work they put into help those fighting this disease.”
Sargent Lou Brangi and K9 Tate of the Wallingford PD were part of the top fundraising police team. The leader of the team, Lt. James Cifarelli of the Wallingford PD said, “While it feels good to be the top fundraising police team, what feels better is that knowing the money all the teams raised immediately helped local families and will continue to help the Connecticut Cancer Foundation accomplish their mission throughout the year”
Jane Ellis, CCF Executive Director, said “I am inspired by the way our community came together for the benefit of CT cancer patients in the midst of a pandemic. I am beyond thrilled and grateful to the many generous and compassionate police officers and sponsors who participated and raised almost a quarter of a million dollars!! Simply incredible, I am thankfully speechless!”
The Connecticut Cancer Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1987 to provide financial assistance to CT cancer patients and their families and to fund cancer research. To learn more go to www.ctcancerfoundation.org
Contact: Jane Ellis, President & Executive Director