Some Anchorage cops are sporting a little more facial hair than usual.

Photo courtesy: APD Facebook

According to the nonprofit Movember, which raises money and awareness for cancer and men's health internationally through November campaigns, prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer among men but when detected early, survival rates are better than 98%.

Donations will go toward research, rides for patients going to chemotherapy, a 24/7 helpline and living areas near hospitals.

Organizer Detective Sgt. Gregory Witte says the department has raised more $16,000 so far. The goal by the end of the month is $20,000. He says it's a great way for APD to raise funds and awareness about prostate cancer.

People interested in donating to the campaign can do so through APD's official GoFundMe page.

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