CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Cape May County Sheriff Bob Nolan says he will waive the agencies' shaving policy for officers and civilian staff in the Law Enforcement Division and Correctional Division in order for them to participate in No Shave November, an effort to raise money for two local families affected by cancer.

Capt. Frank Germanio of the Law Enforcement Division and the officers under his command will raise funds for Rich Burrows, a married father of two young children.

Capt. Charles Magill Jr. of the Correctional Center is coordinating the fundraising efforts of the officers under his command to help Joy (Geller) Simmerman, a married mother of three young children.

“No Shave November is used to grow awareness of the many kinds of cancers that are diagnosed in men, women and children daily. Growing out our beards is symbolic of the loss of hair as a result of chemo therapy. I am proud of my officers who participate in this program. Not only are they raising funds for local families who are dealing with this disease but they are increasing awareness and support for cancer prevention and research,” Nolan said.

Freeholder Leonard Desiderio, who oversees the Sheriff’s Department, said, “No Shave November started in 2009 and has become more popular each year. I commend our officers for stepping up to help local families and encourage those who can to consider helping these families in need by donating to this very important cause. I thank the officers and the public for their consideration and support.”

To contribute or for more information, contact Nolan’s confidential assistant, Antwan McClellan, at 609-465-1048 or antwan.mcclellan@cmcsheriff.net.

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