The month of No Shave November has come to an end – and clean shaven faces have now become all the rage.
Loma Linda University Health proudly partnered with the San Bernardino Police Department (SBPD) again this year for the awareness month, during which male and female participants skipped shaving in order to raise awareness about cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
A celebratory event was held at Loma Linda University Health – San Bernardino Campus Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, president, Loma Linda University Health, commented on how the medical field and law enforcement coming together makes the world a better place.
“We are together partners in a very real sense,” Hart said. “Seeing how law enforcement has come together to raise money for cancer research is a true sign of dedication to the community.”
During No Shave November, SBPD as well as Loma Linda employees, students and staff were encouraged to participate in a variety of ways:
• Donate $40 to enter No Shave November and allow their hair to grow wild and free.
• Make a donation to Loma Linda University Health and help fight cancer in the community.
• Donate $10 for a commemorative coin.
SBPD Assistant Chief Eric McBride announced at the event that so far over $17,000 had been raised, which is roughly $5,000 more than last year. The funds will go to Loma Linda University Cancer Center.
After the program, two barbers from Boom Botz Gentlemen’s Parlor, located in Yucaipa, offered free straight cut shaves on site to those men who had participated in the month-long awareness.
The two female SBPD officers who also skipped shaving their legs for the month opted to forgo the barbershop shave.