ARLINGTON — Chief Julie Flaherty is pleased to announce that members of the Arlington Police Department are taking part in No Shave November for the fourth consecutive year to support the fight against cancer by raising awareness and funds for cancer research.
Through the campaign, members of the department may forgo facial hair restrictions during November by donating or raising $100. All funds raised will go toward cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The Arlington Police Department has supported the No Shave November initiative in the past in honor of retired Lt. Dan Kelly, who fought cancer for several years. He passed away at the age of 58 in May.
The department has set a fundraising goal of $5,000. The department has already raised just over half its goal, and by the end of the month hopes to exceed $5,000 to provide even greater support to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Community members can donate to the Arlington Police Department’s No Shave fundraiser for 2022 by clicking here.
“We are proud to be participating in this important initiative once again, this year in memory of Lt. Kelly, in honor of his family, and in support of everyone else who is fighting or has fought cancer,” Chief Flaherty said. “We appreciate the support this initiative has received from the community over the past few years, and hope that you once again will consider contributing to the important work being done at Massachusetts General Hospital.”
The department’s 2021 No Shave initiative, which was extended through December, raised just under $8,000 for Massachusetts General Hospital.