The Fayetteville Police Department is continuing their fight against cancer with their annual “Cuff the Scruff” fundraising campaign.

As part of the program, officers can grow out a beard in return for a donation to fight cancer. For the last two years, the department has participated in the program in memory of Detective Joanna Macpherson, who lost her brave battle with cancer in 2017.

“We needed to do something to give back to our community,” said Police Chief Scott Gray, “So we decided to start growing beards and donate money.”

Each year, Master Barber Sam Burch celebrates the completion of the campaign by hosting a event with free shaves and free barbecue for the participating officers.

This year, Cuff the Scruff raised $3,300 for the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center.

“They’re even trying to talk me into extending it, so maybe we can raise some more money,” said Gray.