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Posted on: October 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Join South Fayette Police to Fight Cancer

South Fayette Police Officers

Join the South Fayette Township Police Department during No-Shave November to help fight cancer! Grow a beard, wear an #SFAgainstCancer bracelet and/or wear lavender (the color representing all cancers) throughout November.

Police officers have special permission to break their dress code for the month to raise money for cancer research and education, treatment and prevention. Check South Fayette Township’s social media pages for progress photos of the police officers, plus other interactive and educational content.

The fundraising goal is $10,000. The public can donate online at And in November, lavender bracelets will be available at the township building and police station, 515 Millers Run Road, for a minimum $5 cash donation. Donors also can show proof of their online donation to claim a bracelet.

Participants are encouraged to post their No-Shave and lavender photos on social media with the hashtag #SFAgainstCancer and to tag South Fayette Township (Facebook @SouthFayetteTownship, Instagram @SouthFayettePA, Twitter @SouthFayetteTwp).

Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November's mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate people about preventative measures. For more than six years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and let their hair grow to join the fight against cancer. The No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised more than $3.5 million to combat this disease.

Photo: From left: South Fayette police officers Rebekah Schultz, Collin Griffith, Sgt. John Leininger and Mike Zurcher plan to participate in No-Shave November by growing facial hair and sporting lavender.

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