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Dayton police: The fuzz get fuzzy for charity

Published: Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 12:12 PM
By: Cornelius Frolik - Staff Writer

Dayton police raised more than $10,000 for charity after giving their razors a break and getting a little fuzzy.

More than 100 police officers, both men and women, donated money in October and November to Pink Ribbon Girls and Zero - The End of Prostate Cancer.

The donations were part of “No Shave October & November,” in which members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 44 were allowed to grow facial hair in exchange for a $50 donation each month.

Dayton Police Department dress code prohibits officers from growing facial hair. Officers were again required to be clean-shaven on Dec. 1.

The Pink Ribbon Girls is a non-profit organization that assists women across Ohio in their fight against breast cancer by providing meals, cleaning services, and rides to treatment appointments.

Zero - The End of Prostate is a nonprofit funds research and offers programs that seek to end prostate cancer.

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