James G. Hicks, Chief of Police
20 East Central St.
Natick, MA 01760
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Natick Police Participate in No-Shave November to Benefit Cops for Kids with Cancer
NATICK — Chief James G. Hicks is pleased to announce that the Natick Police Department is partaking in No-Shave November to benefit Cops for Kids with Cancer.
A nonprofit organization, No-Shave November works to “grow” cancer awareness and raise funds for education, research and prevention.
Natick Police Officers who choose to participate in the 30-day campaign will pledge at least a $100 to grow out their facial hair. All proceeds will go to Cops for Kids with Cancer.
This is the first time that Natick Police will be participating in No-Shave November, and they are encouraging residents to get involved too. Anyone who wants to contribute to a Natick police officer’s individual fundraising efforts can make a donation for any amount to show their support for a friend, an officer who has done a good deed, or to help raise cancer awareness.
Those interested in donating can contact Lt. Cara Rossi by email at [email protected], or send a check made out to Cops for Kids with Cancer to:
Natick Police Department
20 East Central St.
Natick, MA 01760.
“We’re happy to put down our razors and let our facial hair grow out to raise awareness and encourage officers and residents to engage in a conversation about such a worthy organization,” Chief Hicks said. “We encourage community members to join us during November and grow out their beards, mustaches or goatees to benefit Cops for Kids with Cancer.”
About Cops For Kids with Cancer:
In 2005, retired Boston Police Captain John Dow and his wife, Joan, wanted to find a way to support children with cancer who were being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital. Captain Dow, a cancer survivor, was sensitive to the needs of cancer patients and had a particular empathy for children undergoing difficult treatments. Soon after, the nonprofit he founded, Cops For Kids with Cancer, began directing significant support to pediatric cancer patients at Massachusetts General Hospital. Cops For Kids with Cancer supports emergency assistance to families, events for patients and their families, and special “wishes” for teens, who are too old to be served by the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Captain Dow lost his battle with cancer in 2007, but his vision of supporting children and their families continues.