Friday, February 23, 2024

Police growing beards, raising funds for pediatric cancer research

Highland Village Police Chief Reim has authorized officers to start growing out their beards for the months of November and December in support of pediatric cancer research.

All money raised will go directly to The Cure Starts Now, the largest funder of DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) research in the world. DIPG is a brain tumor that almost exclusively affects children.

The Cure Starts Now is dedicated to finding a cure for all cancers, in addition to rare cancers. The foundation focuses on innovative researchers, efficient funding and effective results.

In 2019, the campaigns raised more than $216,000 with $188,000 coming from 57 law enforcement agency partnerships nationwide. All police, fire and EMS agencies are challenged to donate, and the public is also encouraged to join the fight as well by donating to The Cure Starts Now.

This is the third year the Highland Village Police Department has participated in the “Beard It Up” campaign. To learn more and donate, click here.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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