GLEN ROCK – The Glen Rock Police Department, in cooperation with the Glen Rock PBA, is proud to once again be participating in “No Shave November”, an annual fundraising and awareness effort during which participants from around the world, including many law enforcement agencies, have put down their razors to join the fight against cancer. This year’s mission is dedicated to raising funds to benefit a Glen Rock family impacted by cancer.
In July, Bob Allison of Glen Rock, loving husband of Mary and father of six – Sophia 13, Christopher 11, Andrew 9, John Paul 8, Gregory 2 and Nathaniel 1 - was not feeling well. What was to follow was a series of doctor’s appointments, tests and a referral to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Bob was diagnosed with cancer; a tumor was discovered just above the stomach in the esophagus. After further diagnostics and a second endoscopy at MSK, the doctors determined the primary tumor was about 4.5 cm, there was a smaller 4 mm tumor in the upper esophagus, and a few cancerous lymph nodes. - official stage is TIII NIII.
Bob went through initial rounds of chemotherapy, which were not effective. He just began a new chemotherapy treatment in addition to beginning radiation treatments which will be followed by surgery in January or February.
The members of the Glen Rock Police Department, joining with brother and sister officers from Ridgewood, Ho-Ho-Kus and Franklin Lakes, are dedicated to helping this local family in their time of need. Male officers will not shave, and female officers will wear a cancer awareness emblem on their uniforms. Each officer participating will donate $50 to participate. The fundraiser will go beyond November and through December in an effort to double our ability to raise funds for the Allison Family.
Updates to follow as we hear more.