RUTLEDGE FOUNDATION wrote -
Throughout the month of November, Portland Police Bureau members assigned to precincts will be participating in “No Shave November,” a movement designed to help raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Chief Lawrence P. O’Dea, III, has waived the Bureau’s grooming standards regarding facial hair for Bureau members assigned to the Operations Branch who want to participate in No Shave November.
No Shave November, which began in 2009, encourages men to stop shaving, grow beards and donate the money they would have spent on razors and other supplies to a foundation that supports cancer research. Officers also commit to discussing why they are looking scruffy, and helping spread the word about cancer research.
Participating officers will make a donation to whichever charity their precinct has selected for the event and will carry information about No Shave November. The Officers at Central Precinct have decided to donate to the Rutledge Foundation, in honor of Sam Day. All of the Officers at Central Precinct know about Sam’s battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, as well as Sam’s association with the Rutledge Foundation. The Rutledge Foundation supports cutting edge research for Ewing’s Sarcoma. They help fund the development of new childhood cancer therapies and initiatives, bringing us closer to cures.
Here is how you can help the Officers of Central Precinct out: 1) Donate online to the Rutledge Foundation via this fundraising page. 2) Visit the Rutledge Foundation’s webpage and learn about the amazing work they are doing to help find cures for sarcomas. http://www.rutledgefoundation.org 3) Learn more about “No Shave November” by visiting https://no-shave.org .
Thank you for your support!