WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Things are about to get a little hairy in West Lafayette. City officials are growing beards all month to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
It's all part of Movember, which is November and the word moustache combined. November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
West Lafayette Police Sergeant Kevin Flynn brought the idea to the city. Flynn hosted other prostate cancer awareness events in the past.
"I first got involved with Kilted to Kick Cancer, which I do in September," Flynn said. "Then, I spoke with the mayor, he was approached about doing Movember, we talked and thought this would be another great way to continue prostate cancer awareness."
There are some restrictions. Firefighters cannot grow beards because of the breathing masks they have to wear. Police officers were given permission to grow goatees.
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