Date: November 27, 2018
Police Supports The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Issued by: Lt. Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.
R: Lt. R. Shreders, Ofc. J. Cusano, Ofc. R. Flood, Ofc. K. Taggart, Ofc. M. Dos
Santos, Sgt. A. Hudyma, Lt. T. Whyte)
Darien, CT - From November 2018 through February of 2019, Darien Police
Officers will be fundraising for The
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Their donations
will support "Jenna's Team" honoring Jenna
Dos Santos, daughter of Darien Police Officer Michael Dos Santos, who was
diagnosed with Leukemia in the spring of 2009.
The Darien Police Commission has authorized the Chief of
Police to relax grooming standards during this time period so that male
officers can grow neatly trimmed beards, and female officers are permitted to
wear earrings. Officers participating in
the fundraiser are required to donate $50.00 for each month that they
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's
largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer research. The LLS
mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve
the quality of life of patients and their families.
This year’s fundraiser has already brought in close to $3,000.00
and this is the sixth year in a row that the Darien Police Department has
supported this organization. Officer Dos
Santos reports that “Jenna” was diagnosed with ALL when she was just 2
yrs old. She underwent 2.5 yrs of treatment.
Today she is a happy and healthy 12 yr old who loves dance and shopping.