Robbinsville Police Department/PBA #344 Third Annual “No-Shave November” Raises $3,000 For Thea's Star of Hope/Pediatric Brain Tumor Research
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – (December 5, 2019) - Inspired by the late Joe Barker, once again this November a number of Robbinsville Township police officers, with the blessing of Mayor Dave Fried and Chief Chris Nitti, tossed aside their razors for “No-Shave November” – an initiative aimed at raising funds for cancer research.
Throughout the month, participating officers made a $100 donation to grow a full beard, and a $50 donation to grow a goatee. Female officers will make a $50 donation to paint their fingernails or wear ribbons, headbands or barrettes. At the December 5 Council meeting, the RTPD and PBA #344 presented Thea's Star of Hope with the proceeds from this year's NSN.
Thea's is a wonderful local charity that has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for more research directed at pediatric brian tumors. Trisha Danze, Thea’s mom and Robbinsville resident, founded Thea’s Star of Hope in 2011 with a mission to improve the treatment experience for kids with brain tumors. “Star of Hope” is the embodiment of Thea’s positive outlook and a testament to the indelible spirit so many diagnosed children maintain despite terrifying diagnosis, painful treatment and an uncertain future.
Since 2017, "No-Shave November has raised $9,000 for various types of cancer research.