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November is a month filled with family, friends, turkey dinners — and beards.

Popularly referred to as No-Shave November, it's the time of year when faces tend to get fuzzier, and the West Manheim Township Police Department this year will join in on the fad.

"Please excuse us while we relax our grooming standards this month," read a press release from the police department. "If you see an officer with stubble or extra hair on his face, it's because we are participating in No-Shave November for Cancer Awareness."

In addition to being known for excessive facial hair, November is also categorized by giving, the department's chief and its officers will each make a $25 donation to the Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

The nonprofit is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer and every year supports hundreds of kids who have been diagnosed with the disease.

The department has also asked that the community consider donating to the Four Diamonds Fund.

Those who do contribute are asked to tweet to the department — @wmtpd — or write "DONATED" on its Facebook page.

While writing the monetary amount of a donation is not required, it will help the department track the effect of the their campaign.

The police department on March 16 will present its donation at the South Western School District's Mini-THON.

To donate to the Four Diamonds Fund, visit www.fourdiamonds.org.

— Reach Jessica Schladebeck at jschladebeck@yorkdispatch.com.

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