CPD grows beards for prostate can­cer re­search

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE vwingate@ches­pub.com

CAM­BRIDGE — Twenty mem­bers of the Cam­bridge Po­lice De­part­ment, led by Chief Dan Dvo­rak, par­tic­i­pated in a No Shave Novem­ber fundrais­ing cam­paign to raise money for prostate can­cer re­search.

The cam­paign cul­mi­nated on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 30, with prizes handed out for best over­all beard, fullest beard, and the best ef­fort to grow a beard.

Lt. Louis Ni­chols won a steak din­ner for two from

Sim­mons Cen­ter Mar­ket for the best over­all beard. Cpl. Steve Daniel won a Can­vas­back gift card for the fullest beard. Lt. Shane Hin­son won a pocket knife for the best ef­fort.

Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of the com­mu­nity, the de­part­ment raised well over their goal of $750 to sup­port the cause.

“We do a lot for char­ity. It’s ful­fill­ing to be able to do­nate to can­cer re­search,” Dvo­rak said. “The of­fi­cers were ex­cited. Half of the de­part­ment par­tic­i­pated. Their group ef­fort got a lot of peo­ple in­volved. Just the fact that peo­ple were ask­ing about our beards got peo­ple to en­gage with us.”

Dvo­rak said it was an un­usual ex­pe­ri­ence to put on the uni­form with­out hav­ing a clean-shaven face.


From left to right: Lieu­tenant Shane Hin­son, best ef­fort; Lieu­tenant Louis Ni­chols, best over­all beard; Cor­po­ral Steve Daniel, fullest beard.

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