To some, the start of November signifies the fact that the holiday season is just around the corner. To others, it means that it’s officially NO SHAVE NOVEMBER! This month, the Erie County Sheriff’s Department and the East Aurora Police Department, along with several others, are participating in “Beards for Bucks” to show their support for Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Here’s what they had to say:
“We chose to support Roswell Park when we had heard the Buffalo Police participated in 2015, and with it being such a worthy cause, we joined last year (2016). It gives us a chance to do something out of the ordinary while raising money for cancer research. Participating in this event helps to boost morale and camaraderie around the office.” –Deputy Thomas Klein, Erie County Sheriff’s Office
“The PBA (Police Benevolent Association) first approached me last year to participate in No Shave November (Beards for Bucks) to raise money for Roswell because we’ve had current members affected by cancer and retired members who had lost their battle. Everyone has to deal with the consequences of cancer in some way; whether themselves, a family member or a friend at some point. We are hopeful that with enough awareness and money, better treatments and cures can be found. We are lucky enough to have Roswell Park, one of the best cancer research institutions right here. We strongly believe we can help, if only in a small way to give Roswell the ability to continue their excellent work.” -Chief Shane Krieger, East Aurora/Town of Aurora Police Department
Other participants this year include the Buffalo Police Department, Town of Hamburg and Village of Medina Police Departments. We are so excited to get this month started with these local supporters and can’t wait to see the difference they make! For more information on how to get involved in Beards for Bucks, contact Allison at Allison.Polakiewicz@RoswellPark.org.