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No-Shave November helps a girl in Hampton who has leukemia

A $2,000 donation on behalf of Kaylee Manz was a welcome sight for her mom and dad.

A $2,000 donation was given for Kaylee Manz and her parents were happy to receive it.

However, Kaylee seemed to be more thrilled about receiving a large stuffed bear.

The Hampton Township Police Department was happy to support her family by participating in No-Shave November for the third year.

Chief Thomas Vulakovich explained that the officers can grow beards in exchange for donating money each month.

He and some of the hairy policemen attended a meeting on March 27 to present a ceremonial check to the Manz family.

Vulakovich stated that the officers search for people or groups in need and considered Kaylee's situation to be a deserving cause.

Kaylee, a first-grade student at Hampton’s Central Elementary School, is being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Vulakovich stressed that the fundraising efforts continued beyond November and involved many other people. Society.

The officers and other staff members donated money to help Kaylee, even if they did not grow beards.

Some officers grow beards, some donate without growing beards, and other staff members also contributed out of kindness.

Those attending the meeting laughed at the observation made by Vulakovich and then applauded when Kaylee received her special stuffed present.

They also applauded the $2,000 donation.

Vulakovich assured Kaylee that the donation would help her receive the best of everything.

In 2023, the Liam Finnigan Music Therapy Fund at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital was a beneficiary of No-Shave November. Aiden’s Helping Hands, a nonprofit founded by Aiden Hanna, also received a donation last year. Previsou beneficiaries include the Pittsburgh North Chapter of the Mrs. Claus Club and the Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation.

A $2,000 donation was a welcome sight for Kaylee Manz and her parents., a nonprofit founded by Hampton High School student Aiden Hanna after his cancer diagnosis to support families battling similar difficulties, also received a donation last year.

Previous beneficiaries were the Pittsburgh North Chapter of the Mrs. Claus Club, which brings comfort to women and men undergoing cancer treatment, and Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation, the largest research institute in the United States devoted exclusively to women’s health research.

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