Guttenberg Cops Raise Funds to Fight Cancer During ‘No-Shave November’

Members of the Guttenberg Police Department and PBA Local 88 donated $800 during “No Shave November” to support Fight CRC, an organization dedicated to research and awareness about colorectal cancer.

Officers went unshaven for the month to help raise visibility for the cause, and voluntarily contributed to the fund. Lt. Rafael Martinez handed over the money on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at a “shave-off” event at Eye Contact Vision Center.

A barber from The Jagged Edge Spa & Salon pitched in by shaving Eye Contact Vision Center owner Robert Ceragno outside on the sidewalk to observe social distancing. Ceragno is a colon-cancer survivor whose disease was detected by an early screening, which allowed him to get life-saving treatment several years ago. Since then he has been a vigorous advocate for Fight CRC, and has sponsored No-Shave November and the annual Shave-Off for the past five years.

The GPD has actively supported the cause for years and officers look forward to participating.

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