JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Officers at Jacksonville Police Department participated in “No Shave November” to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Their beards are gone now, but they were able to raise over $3,000 for the cause.
Deputy Chief Over Patrol and Field Operations, Ronnie Dorn, said this is their fourth year doing the fundraiser and explains the back story.
“We thought that would be a good idea to raise awareness as well as raise some funds to donate for cancer research. So, you know, a lot of people aren’t aware of but No Shave November to support those who lose their hair during the fight with cancer,” Dorn said.
Dorn added during the month of October, officers also wear pink shirts under their uniforms as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.