Police Raise Funds for Cancer Patients 


Pictured with Dr. Adess (center) are (from left) Highland Park Police Sgt. William Bonaguidi, Cmdr. Jon Lowman, Deputy Chief Tim Wilinski and Community Services Officer Ryan Erjavac.

Highland Park police officers recently took part in a fundraiser that allowed them to show off a little personal style, and benefit NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center in the process.

Department members received approval to grow beards, mustaches and goatees—typically not allowed—by donating to a special fund through a “No Shave November” charitable campaign.

“We’re very grateful for the donation, and it’s extra meaningful that it comes from local officers, who already do so much in our community,” said Matthew Adess, MD, Medical Director of NorthShore Highland Park Hospital Kellogg Cancer Center, who accepted the donation.

Highland Park Police Department Commander Jon Lowman said 25 officers participated in the benefit and are eager for a repeat performance in 2016. “We’re proud to partner with NorthShore’s Highland Park Hospital and Kellogg Cancer Center to help our friends, neighbors and community members who desperately need the highest level of care that NorthShore provides.” 

“We work side-by-side with hospital staff on a daily basis and really feel a part of the chain of survival for people that we all help together,” said Lowman.

Community Partner Events like “No Shave November” provide valuable support and raise awareness of important health issues for the communities NorthShore serves. The quality of patient care at NorthShore is directly impacted by the independent fundraising events hosted by philanthropically minded supporters. Through individuals and groups joining together to donate their time and resources to fund leading-edge research and patient-support initiatives, NorthShore has the power to transform lives.

“Gather your friends and family to run a 5K, enjoy a dinner party or take part in a game night—all while raising funds for NorthShore and a cause close to your heart,” said Anne Stretz, Associate Board & Community Partner Events Manager. “Your fundraiser can support a specific cause or clinical area at NorthShore that’s most important to you. We’re happy to help you brainstorm ideas and work with you to create a successful fundraising event.”

Click here for more information, or contact Anne Stretz at 224.364.7275 or astretz@northshore.org

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