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Beards for Brothers 2018

$9,908 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 179 people in 7 months
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Created October 25, 2018
Beards for brothers 2018:

Police Officers from Akron Borough, Columbia Borough, East Cocalico Township, East Hempfield Township, Elizabethtown Borough, Lititz Borough, Lancaster City, Lancaster County Park Rangers, Manheim Borough, Manor Township, Millersville University, New Holland Borough, Southern Regional, Strasburg Borough, West Hempfield Township, West Lampeter Township, and Quarryville Borough Police Departments will be participating in a No-Shave November campaign to help raise awareness for Cancer.  This is the fifth year that Chiefs of Police have waived their departments’ facial hair policies and will be allowing officers to grow beards through the month of November.  This year we are proud to be joined by local Volunteer Firefighters, EMS and Dispatchers from Lancaster County, PA. 

Each year Officers select a first responder or organization from the community who is currently battling Cancer, or provides care to those battling cancer.  This year the Beards for Brothers campaign will raise money for Officer Wendell Metzler of the New Holland Borough Police Department.  Wendell is a 25 year veteran of law enforcement, was a Volunteer Firefighter for 23 years and an Emergency Medical Technician for 7 years.  In June of this year Wendell was on vacation with his family when he had to be rushed to the hospital in extreme pain.  After intense testing it was determined Wendell had stage four Melanoma cancer with tumors all over his body.  Wendell has undergone numerous radiation treatments and is currently receiving aggressive immune therapy treatments to battle this disease.  Wendell has been unable to serve his community and the costs to battle this disease are mounting.   

We will also be donating a percentage of the money raised to A Week Away (AWA).  AWA is a non-profit organization that “coordinates and funds respite weeks for families who are battling a life-threatening illness, with the goal of providing them the hope they need to continue their fight”. 

As first responders, we swore to serve and protect our communities.  We chose to raise money to support those community members that are fighting the battle against cancer and show them first responders stand beside them.

Please consider donating to our campaign!
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Our Campaign has come to an end. Hopefully we will help ease the financial burden placed on Wendell, and his family, through his battle with cancer. With the money raised we will also be able to send at least one family on a respite vacation through A Week Away. Having one less stressor can help them continue the fight. Thank you everyone!!!
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Beards for Brothers 2018 is proud to welcome Faulkner Chevrolet of Lancaster to our campaign. Team members will be participating in our no-shave November and will be donating. Check them out on social media as well as www.faulknerchevroletlancaster.com
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$9,908 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 179 people in 7 months
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Created October 25, 2018
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