Antioch Police raise $7,800 for fight against cancer with No Shave November effort


Antioch Police Captain Tammany Brooks holding ceremonial check, with other APD officers, above and below, who participated in the No Shave November fundraiser to help fight cancer. Photos courtesy of APD.


By Allen Payton

Members of the Antioch Police Department and the public participated in the No Shave November web-based fundraising effort to “grow” cancer awareness and raise money to support cancer prevention, research, education, and to help those fighting the battle against cancer.

no-shave-novemberChief Allan Cantando, the other APD officers and supporters surpassed their goal of raising $5,000 during the month. The money raised will benefit the following organizations: American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“I would like to personally thank everyone who donated to the Antioch Police Department’s No Shave November fundraising efforts,” Cantando wrote on the APD’s Facebook page. “Together, with your generous support, we raised over $7,800 to help fight the battle against cancer.”

Officers participating in the cause were exempt from adhering to the department’s facial hair restrictions as outlined in the department’s Personal Appearance Standards policy.  For the one month exemption, officers had to make a $25 dollar donation.

Although growing facial hair is typically associated with men, women were free to participate as well, according to Captain Tammany Brooks. (No information was provided as to which women, if any, participated in the effort, although if the photos can be used as evidence, none participated or were willing to admit it. A records request has not been made to verify if any checks used to pay the $25 to No Shave November were received from any female department staff members. Those who might have participated could have paid by cash for which there is no paper trail).

For more information about No Shave November, please visit

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