Police Officers, companies, individuals and sponsors across the state raise over $275,000 and counting 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 through December, more than 70 police departments across the state of Connecticut along with companies, universities and individuals 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.  Funds raised will benefit these five little ambassadors with life changing support, along with many CT cancer patients, to help with critical 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.   

Branford Fire Department, Groton Long Point PD and Wallingford PD were the three top fundraising teams! 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 “The community across the state came together once again to support CT cancer patients!  Here at CCF, we believe that no cancer patient should have to worry about a roof overhead, lights on or food on the table while battling cancer.  This amazing fundraiser will support this effort!  My sincerest gratitude to all who participated!”

Also supporting the cause were generous sponsors Pasta Vita, Liberty Bank, Colt, Executive Auto Group, iHeartMedia, Blueway Commons, River Lane, Whelen Engineering Co., NBC Universal, The Monkey Farm Cafe, Elyse Ryan Jewelry, SUPERMILL, CID, EMCOR and the Bridgeport Islanders.

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

Email:  janeellis@ctcancerfoundation.org 

Phone:  860-388-0788