During the month of November the Orange Police Department raised money for the Tommy Fund in support of families dealing with childhood cancers. Particularly, a community family, Will and Leigh Clemens along with their 1 year-old daughter Chloe, who have been fighting this battle for the last several months.
Male Officers and Civilian staff as well as a member of our Board of Police Commissioners committed themselves to not shaving for the month while female Officers painted their finger nails purple. Each member raised money for the cause that was matched by the Union’s charitable funds.
Thanks to the devotion of our officers and a tremendous community support we were able to raise over $5,400. On 12/14/2016 members of the Department, along with the Clemen’s family, met with Peter Parente, President of the Tommy Fund and Arthur Lemay executive Director of the Smilow Cancer Hospital, and handed him a check in Chloe’s honor and the battle she is facing.
(l:r) Denise Carr, PSM for the unit; Officer DePolo; Officer Foote; Officer Edwards; Officer Ahern; President of the Tommy Fund, Peter Parente; Officer Kline; Clemans family; Chief Gagne; Assistant Chief Cuozzo; and the executive director of Smilow Caner Hospital, Arthur Lemay