As the end of the year approaches, remembering those individuals and organizations who continue to support and give back to our families is important.
The month of November is a time when organizations and individuals participated in the beard contest. Movember, also known as No-Shave November, is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of various cancers, such as prostate cancer.
The Netcong Police Department took part in the annual event. All nine members began growing their beards from Nov. 1 -30. Each officer grew their own version of a beard: some grew a goatee, some grew a full beard, and some just grew scruff. Regardless of the version of beard growing, the guys all committed to donating 50 dollars to participate in the event. All proceeds went to Netcong School.
“We wanted to do our part to give back to the Netcong School families in need – especially this time of year,” said Police Chief Jim Blesson. “ur team works very closely with Netcong School and we know there are people who could use a little extra help. The purpose of this fundraiser was to help out our community.”
By encouraging men, whom the charity refers to as “Mo Bros,” to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
“I still cannot believe the quality and quantity of support we receive from the Netcong Police Department each and every day,” said Chief School Administrator Dr. Gina Cinotti. “This fundraiser is a perfect example of how much they do for our community and especially our school. We were able to buy gift certificates for deserving families, which in turn, will help buy gifts for our students .”
The annual event was a success. More than $300 was raised. This shows how taking a little extra time to coordinate a fundraiser can provide extra assistance for those in need. Thanks Netcong PD!