November is men’s health awareness month and the Mukilteo Police Department will again support this event by encouraging officers to donate to prostate cancer research.
For their support, officers will be authorized to forego shaving their beards for the entire month of November. The goal of No-Shave November, or Movember, is to bring awareness to men’s health by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment.
Recent Prostate Cancer data reveals that in 2020 there has been about 191,930 new cases of prostate cancer and one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate Cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths among men.
“I’m pleased that our department continue to be supportive of men’s health and I encourage the men of the department to again participate in Movember and forego the grooming requirement of shaving for the month of November,” said Police Chief Cheol Kang, “Grooming standards have been established so officers can maintain a professional appearance while enjoying a more relaxed look. This is an important effort and I’m proud that our staff will be helping raise awareness for men’s health and the fight against cancer.”