By Jessica Hoover
Throughout this month, officers at the Fishers Police Dept. will take part in No-Shave November, where participants don’t shave to raise awareness for cancer. Each officer will make a donation to the Cherish Center, a child advocacy organization that provides abuse intervention and prevention services to the community.
Sgt.Thomas Weger, FPD’s public information officer, said officers will connect with the community and raise cancer awareness through their participation.
“Unfortunately, we’ve had a couple of officers that battled cancer,” Weger said. “We have a few officers that are currently battling cancer, so this is just a way to support them and also bring awareness to men’s health and mental health as well. This is a great way to connect and engage with the community because everybody has been touched by cancer in one way or another. So, this is something that we can all relate to.”
Fishers Police Chief Ed Gebhart said raising awareness and engaging in conversation are effective ways of supporting cancer patients.
“We all have loved ones, friends and co-workers that have been touched by cancer,” Gebhart said. “As a police department, we are always seeking new ways to engage with the community, and No Shave November will help us reach that goal.”
To donate to the Cherish Center, visit cherishcac.org/donate or drop a donation off at the FPD, 4 Municipal Dr.