New Paltz police raise $3,705 for the American Cancer Society

L-R: Sergeant Pat Koch, detective Joe Judge, officer Evan Redmond, officer Eric Bernhardsen, sergeant Matt Sutton, chief Joe Snyder, sergeant Duke Bunce and sergeant Keith Lewis.

The New Paltz police officers who participated in the American Cancer Society fund-raiser, “No-Shave November,” reached their goal and then some.  This is the third year that the New Paltz police team participated in this event and set a goal of $2,500.  This year they raised $3,705, with Sergeant Duke Bunce raising $1,205 on his own.  Sergeant Bunce also raised the most during the past two years.

The goal of No-Shave November is to increase public awareness of the fight against cancer.  Many cancer patients lose their hair as a result of treatments, so participants let their hair grow wild and free in support of cancer patients and survivors.  Money normally spent on shaving and grooming for the month will be donated to the American Cancer Society to educate about cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle.


“This was another successful fund-raiser and I appreciate the efforts of our members, as well as everyone that donated to support the American Cancer Society,” said police chief Joe Snyder. “This was our third year participating, and I look forward to participating again next year.”