Police grow facial hair for health awareness

To raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as depression, prostate cancer and other male cancers, the Wilton Police Commission and Police Chief Robert Crosby have voted to allow Wilton police officers to grow facial hair during the months of November and December.
In order to raise that awareness, however, they will need to raise some funds first.
Only officers who donate $50 each month to St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound will be able to participate.
St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound is a charitable organization run by St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation. Since 1987, it has provided cancer education, screening, and prevention programs at low or no cost for the underinsured and uninsured.
Additionally, SWIM helps individual cancer patients on a case-by-case basis who have specific needs, offering funding for wigs and prostheses, medication assistance, free transportation to treatments and appointments, daycare scholarships and support groups.