Chins, skin may return to Providence officers after No Shave November benefit

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — 30 days can mean quite a bit of growth.

But the days – no, the hours – may be numbered for mustaches, beards, and other facial hair at the Providence Police Department.

To benefit the charity “Cops for Kids with Cancer,” about 170 Providence officers put aside razors and grew facial hair in exchange for a donation to the cause – for the “No Shave November” craze.

Wednesday at the city’s Public Safety Complex, the department’s fundraising organizers and top brass presented the fruits of their officers’ labor from the month: a check for $6,360 to the charity.

Families of children with a diagnosis of cancer are eligible for cash and help from the charity, to remove some financial burden and help parents and siblings help the child beat cancer.

No-Shave November, as an organization itself, is a non-profit devoted to increasing cancer awareness and fighting the disease with research, education and prevention.

Organizers included officers Michael Pattie, David Harington, and David Impagliazzo, along with police chief Col. Hugh Clements and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3.