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BPD No Shave November

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Members of local law enforcement are putting down the razors for a good cause. 

For the second year, the Binghamton Police Department is participating in No Shave November.

November is Prostate Cancer Awareness month and it is part of the American Cancer Society's Grow Nation Campaign.

Officers normally have a strict clean shave policy.

Administrative Captain Larry Hendrickson says that officers get excited about the opportunity to show off their facial hair while supporting a worthy cause. 

"The officers love doing this. It's for a good cause and we're able to raise money. But it's also something they normally can't do. Last year was the very time that we did it. Officers jumped on board and really enjoyed being able to grow the beards out for the month. This year they're equally excited about it."

In October Binghamton Police wore pink badges as part of the American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink Campaign for breast cancer awareness month.

They raised almost 2 thousand dollars for cancer research last month.

Hendrickson says the goal is to raise 10 thousand dollars between the 2 months.

Those looking to support their cause can visit this link.

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