Dothan Police Dept. kicks off "hair-raiser" for Children's of Alabama

Member of DPD showing off Facial Hair
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) — The Dothan Police Department kicked off their second annual “Paint ‘Em Up and Let it Grow” fundraiser Wednesday to benefit the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders (ACCCBD) at Children’s of Alabama.

Throughout November, male officers will ask for sponsorships in order to grow a beard, while female officers can paint their nails. Officers who raise $100 or more are allowed keep the beard or painted nails through the end of the month. The top five fundraisers are allowed to keep their beard or painted nails through the end of the year.

“I am very excited and thankful to see the Dothan Police Department entering their second year of fundraising for Children’s of Alabama, and I know that our community will come together and support the officers in this awesome endeavor,” said Carmen Maddox, Coordinator of Community Development for Children’s of Alabama.

Each year, more than 190 children are diagnosed with cancer in Alabama. The ACCCBD at Children’s provides care to 90 percent of the children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders in the state. On average, the ACCCBD treats approximately 1,500 children in Alabama and the region annually.

For more information on how to support the Dothan Police Department’s campaign, contact Carmen Maddox at Carmen.Maddox@childrensal.org or 334-333-5876.