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Goshen police stop shaving to help raise funds for cancer patient

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP– Goshen Police District is participating in No-Shave November for the second consecutive year to benefit and individual battling epidermotropic cd8+ t-cell lymphoma.

The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing one’s hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money typically spent on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle. No-Shave November and its funded programs are putting donation dollars to work, investing in groundbreaking cancer research and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers.

Not only is No-Shave November an incredible cause to donate to, but it is also an event for all employees/participants to get involved in, as well as our community to help raise the awareness. This year Goshen PD has chosen to raise awareness for epidermotropic cd8+ t-cell lymphoma, particularly for one individual effected by this, Ross Hallman. This is a very rare disease with very little information out there provided. T cell lymphoma is non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It is a type of skin cancer. The only chance at a long-term remission and even a cure is stem cell transplant which would be a month in the hospital, three months in Cleveland and a year to recover.

A little about Ross: He is 31 years old currently in his second year of this battle. Alongside him is his wonderful wife, Kali and sweet four-year-old daughter who makes his world go round! Ross stated that Kali has been is rock through all of this as well as many family members and friends. Their little family enjoys the outdoors to the fullest, including riding dirt bikes. He is preparing for a stem cell transplant in a few months.

Goshen PD are asking for consideration in making this not only another successful year of participating in No-Shave November, but also to help Ross Hallman and epidermotropic cd8+ t-cell lymphoma this year. All employee’s participating will be making a minimum donation of $30 for the cause. Community and outside donations can be made at the Goshen Police District from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Oct. 19 through Dec. 1.

For information call 330-332-1235 during office hours and speak with Katie Osberg.

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