Razors have been tossed aside by Loveland local cops for the month-long “No Shave November” program in which participants stop shaving in an effort to bring awareness to cancer. The LPD officers are enjoying relaxed grooming standards throughout the month of November in exchange for a donation to CFK.
“We hope this can start the conversation and help bring awareness to the community. This is also a chance for our officers to give back to a hometown charity that works every day to help fight childhood cancer.” – Sean Rahe, Chief, Loveland Police Department
Loveland-based CancerFree KIDS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that funds innovative childhood cancer research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, Ohio).
Loveland officers’ support of No Shave November will also help bring awareness to the increased cancer rate among first responders.
Research studies have demonstrated an increased risk of mortality among police for several cancers including colon, bladder, kidney, trachea, lung, digestive, melanoma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Similarly, recent data has shown increased risks for firefighters. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that firefighters face a 9% increase in cancer diagnoses and a 14% increase in cancer-related deaths, compared to the general U.S. population.
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