Members of the London Police Service will be shaving their heads Saturday at White Oaks Mall for a good cause.
Officers will be participating in Cops for Cancer — a province-wide initiative by police organizations to raise money and awareness of the fight against cancer by shaving the heads of police officers.
The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies will take place at approximately 12:00 p.m.
Sgt. John Armour is with Cops for Cancer.
“The auction is a big part of it, this year is our first year at White Oaks Mall, the staff has been wonderful,” Armour told AM980. “We welcome everyone to come. If you haven’t been to a Cops for Cancer head-shave event before, you should come by and check it out.”
This is the 11th year that the London Police have participated in the Cops for Cancer head shave event, with members raising approximately $160,000 to date.
“As much as it’s a serious cause, we like to have a little bit of fun with it…when you’re police officer, working with the community is a big part of your job. So it’s nice when you can take the uniform off and work with the community towards a common goal.”
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An auction portion, which will feature around 100 exhibits, will be open until 1:30 p.m.
Police officials say over 100 sponsors have been involved this year alone.