Help police fight cancer with beards and painted nails - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Help police fight cancer with beards and painted nails

(Source) City of Copperas Cove (Source) City of Copperas Cove
COPPERAS COVE, TX (KXXV) -

A local police department is trying to raise awareness of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), cancer few are aware of.

Of those affected, most diagnosed with DIPG are children. Known as one of the most resistant cancers to chemotherapy, its suggested that if a cure for DIPG is found it might result in a cure for all types of cancer.

This November, the Copperas Cove Police Department is holding the Beard It Up & Color for a Cure Fundraiser, where male officers who donate to the cause will dawn hairy faces, and female officers who donate will paint their nails the color that represents the type of cancer awareness closest to their hearts. All funds donated will be in the name of DIPG research.

Want to help? For every donation of $30 or more, you will receive a ‘Cure Starts Now’ t-shirt. Follow this link, and the following:

  • Click on the donate button and complete the registration process. Any donation of $30 or more will include a t-shirt, but any amount is appreciated.
  • Name displayed under "Your Info" will be exactly what you put down and it will appear under our team. Due to privacy issues, you may enter last name and first initial or click the “display anonymous” button on top of the registration page and your name won’t be listed.
  • At the completion of registration and payment, an email will be sent to you with a receipt for a tax write off.

Vicky Bridier and her husband (a local state trooper) lost a child to DIPG, making the disease very close to their hearts. Vicky is the fundraiser’s point of contact and you are encouraged to reach out to her at (917) 587-0008 or at vicky.bridier@thecurestartsnow.org with any questions. Or if you would like to learn further information on The Cure Starts Now, please visit the site https://www.thecurestartsnow.org/.

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