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IMPD Raising Funds & Awareness for Cancer

By Dane Nutty
Published July 12, 2018

On Monday, October 1 - National Coffee with a Cop Day, a day designed to celebrate relationships between officers and the communities they serve – the IMPD the “We are Tougher than Cancer” Fall Fundraising Campaign. The campaign will run from October through November, raising funds and awareness for cancers that impact both women’s and men’s health.

Building on Last Year's Success

“Last year, our No-Shave November campaign did more than raise funds. Having bearded officers in our neighborhoods sparked conversations that not only helped to build trust in the community, but raised awareness about an illness that has impacted many of us in one way or another,” stated IMPD Chief Bryan Roach. “I encourage the people of Indianapolis to join our officers in this expanded fall fundraising campaign, raising money that will impact our community directly. Together, we are tougher than cancer.”

Last year’s No-Shave November fundraising campaign was a first for the IMPD, and raised over $27,000. This year, since the fall fundraising campaign was announced internally to officers, the IMPD has already surpassed last year's total.

IMPD Officers showing off their beards for the cause.

Collaborating for a Cause

This year, IMPD has partnered with the Indy Public Safety Foundation (IPSF), who established a donation site to help collect tax-deductible contributions throughout the campaign.

"The goals of this campaign align with IPSF’s mission to build relationships between first responders and the community," said IPSF Director Dane Nutty. "We are happy to play a small role in assisting IMPD officers and civilian employees support three incredible organizations."

All monies raised during the campaign will go to local nonprofit organizations, which have been identified as follows:

  • 25% will benefit the Wounded Guardian Program to assist IMPD officers in need.
  • 37.5% will benefit Indiana Women in Need (IWIN) Foundation, which supports individuals statewide receiving treatment for breast cancer by relieving emotional, physical, and financial burdens.
  • 37.5% will benefit the Little Red Door Cancer Agency, which works to reduce the physical, emotional and financial burdens of cancer for medically underserved residents of central Indiana.

IMPD and IPSF are excited to also launch two products on shopIMPD.com to support this campaign. A portion of proceeds from both t-shirts will add to the campaign total.

IMPD Officers and Civilian Employees: To participate in this campaign, please click here to access the IMPD-only donation portal. To see the Leaderboard as of November 1, please click here.

Community Members: To help IMPD raise awareness and funds to address men's and women's cancers, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution using the secure donation portal below.

Your support will help us meet the needs of Indy's police, fire and EMS.

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