The Abbotsford Police Department is participating in Movember to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. (Submitted photo)

The Abbotsford Police Department is participating in Movember to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Police officers – and their cars – sport moustaches for Movember

Campaign raises awareness of, and funds for, Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is participating in a fundraiser supporting the Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Not only are many APD officers taking a break from the razor throughout the month – growing facial hair to raise donations for men’s health – but some APD patrol cars are sporting large moustaches.

The goal is to raise awareness for men’s health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.

Sgt. Jason Scott said the campaign is a way to raise awareness of “an ugly disease that knows no boundaries.”

“Like many other agencies, we have had to watch far too many of our colleagues and those we love battle cancer. We want to remind them that we are standing with them in this battle,” he said.

“The Movember campaign allows us to lighten things up for those dealing with health challenges.”

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The APD encourages the public to takes pictures of the APD cars with moustaches and post them to social media.

Women can participate too. For a $20 donation, the officer will receive a blue mustache pin that they can wear during the month.

Deputy Chief Brett Crosby-Jones said the campaign is a “good morale builder.”

“It brings everyone together to focus on an important topic for men – cancer awareness,” he said.

Smaller versions of the car moustaches can be picked up by donation, while supplies last, at the APD headquarters at 2838 Justice Way.

For more information or to donate, visit ca.movember.com and search “Abbotsford Police.”

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