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2018 Ellsworth Police Department ‘No Shave November’ A Big Success

Ellsworth—For the past two years officers at the Ellsworth Police Department have chosen to relinquish shaving for the entire month of November, as they participate in the nationally recognized, ‘No Shave November’ fundraising and awareness event.

The primary motivation behind their efforts was to raise cancer awareness, evoke conversation about the disease and to raise funds to help community members who have been affected by the illness – cancer patients, their families, caregivers, and friends. As the officers did their part not shaving, local citizens donated money in support of the policemen and women. This collaborative effort has raised $3,000.00 this year.

The Ellsworth group will divide the generous proceeds they have collected – donating half of the funds directly to an officer’s family member who is currently battling cancer and the other half to the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center of Ellsworth. The Center supports those whose lives are affected by cancer providing access to resources, offers healthy living classes, support groups and more.

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10:00 am, officers of the Ellsworth Police Department, representatives from the Hancock County Technical Center’s Law Enforcement program, who have participated in their own fundraising effort, will gather at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center to award the donations to the Center.

The ceremony is open to the public and the Center is located at 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth. If you have any questions, please call 207-664-0339.

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