FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — Fayetteville Police said goodbye to their beards and hello to a generous donation.
Officers participated in “No Shave November,” sporting a beard to raise awareness of cancer in men.
As part of the challenge, the department raised over $2,300 for the Children’s Safety Center.
Sgt. Tony Murphy says for an extra donation, officers started the initiative a bit early.
“If we donated more money, we were able to start growing our beards in October, so most guys did that. It’s kind of a big deal and a morale booster for the individuals on the force to grow a beard,” Murphy said.
The fun continues at the Fayetteville Police Department.
Sgt. Murphy says officers won’t shave until December 6, and will keep some of it for “Mustache Monday.”