CCPD and FOP Donate Funds to MD Anderson at Cooper for No Shave November in Honor of Officer Sviben

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The Camden County Police Department and FOP Lodge 218 donated $8,000 raised by officers during “No Shave November” and $1,000 from the family of fallen Officer Matthew Sviben to The Cooper Foundation, to support colon cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. 


Approximately 230 Camden County Police Department officers grew out their moustaches, beards and sideburns for the first time ever during November, with each donating $30 ($1 a day for the month of November) to be able to forgo shaving. This was the first time Camden County Police Department officers were able to participate in the tradition, and it was done to honor Officer Matthew Sviben who died in September after being diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer in January 2020 just days after he graduated from the police academy and joined the Camden County Police Department.


The total of $9,000 raised by Camden County Police officers and the Sviben family was donated Friday, December 17th, by the FOP and the department to MD Anderson specifically for colon cancer research.