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Police chief, radio host challenge each other during No-Shave November

Posted at 7:11 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 19:11:54-04

No-Shave November is a campaign where participants put down the razor for a month to raise awareness about cancer.

Several local police departments are allowing their officers to shave if they donate $50 to the organization Wigs 4 Kids.

Wolverine Lake Police Chief John Ellsworth challenged WYCD radio personality Steve Grunwald to a friendly competition. Both men have great hair, but only one will come out ahead of the competition.

Chief Ellsworth put Grunwald on the spot for a No-Shave November challenge.

He said, "One of his cohorts did it live on-air, so he didn't really have a chance to say no."

Not only is Grunwald a radio personality, he is also a reserve officer with Wolverine Lake police.

The goal is to raise the most money for Wigs 4 Kids during the month of November.

Grunwald said, "Whoever loses the other one gets to shave their head."

Chief Ellsworth came up with the challenge after officers from several local police departments who want to continue shaving, instead donate $50 bucks to the organization that creates wigs for children who have cancer.

A wig for a child could cost around $800.

Chief Ellsworth's sister Judy has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

He explained, "She is on her fourth chemo treatment. She recently lost her hair and I know how she feels about being self-conscious, I can only imagine how those kids feel."

Grunwald is asking some country music stars to make a donation so he can win.

"I'm reaching out and asking them to donate but I have a sad feeling my friends want to see my head shaved, so I think they are going to Donate to Chief Ellsworth," he said. "That's what I'm worried about, it's making me a little nervous because everybody wants to see me with my head shaved and I don't think that's going to be a good look."

The challenge has begun, so has the trash talking.

The chief told us and Grunwald, "I'm going to buy him a new knit cap for December, you're going to need it."

The loser will have his head shaved by the winner December 1st at the radio station.

There is a link on the Wigs 4 Kids website to make a donation. Just scroll to the bottom of the page.