Haverhill Police Wrapping Up ‘No-Shave November’ Cancer Awareness Month

Several members of the Haverhill Police Department (including, from left, Officer Chery Victoria, Officer David Rodriguez and Officer Carlos Arriaga) are raising money and awareness for pancreatic cancer during “No-Shave November.” (Courtesy photograph)

Gentlemen, prepare those razors! Several members of the Haverhill Police Department are in the last week of their “No-Shave November” month of cancer awareness, encouraging last-minute donations to go to men’s health issues and aid in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

From Nov. 1-30, officers joined men at Haverhill District Court to forgo shaving and grooming and instead donate hair-maintenance expenses to charity. Those participating from the department include Officer Christian Guzman, Officer Chery Victoria, Officer David Rodriguez, Officer Carlos Arriaga, Sergeant Nicholas Brown, Officer Christopher Landers, Officer Kevin DeCarvalho, Sergeant Joseph Ingham and Officer Daniel Trocki.

According to the Matthew Hill Foundation, which sets up the official fundraising effort, donors are asked to “embrace (their) hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.”

Since 2009, the program has raised more than $5 million for cancer research and education.

Donations to Haverhill’s “No-Shave” efforts are accepted through Friday at the Bailey Boulevard police station.

After 11:48am on Monday December 10th, 2018 this article available to paying WHAV members only.