Vella is one of the nicest guys in Toronto. He wants to help others at every turn, so it's no surprise that for the second year he'll be front and center at the Cops For Cancer event next month.
He has a goal of raising $1,000 to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society and is almost there a month ahead.
Vella is quick to give a shout-out to those like his co-workers who have already given a donation in his name. Still, if he could raise more money for a worthy cause like cancer research he would be even happier.
"This is such a worthy cause and we all know someone who has been affected by cancer," Vella said today at police headquarters.
Vella also said he has a family member battling the disease in hospital right now. "It's so sad to see all the suffering when I visit the hospital," Vella said. "Anything I can do to help raise money for cancer research I will. I know I don't have a lot of hair but it's a fun event and brings some awareness about the disease and the need for research."
There's a fairly long list of people who would like to wield the razor to rid Vella of his dark hair, including Constable Scott Mills. Mills slyly smiled nodding when asked about being on the other side of the shears.
Mills said Vella is one of the hardest working men on the Toronto Police Service, saying Vella always goes that extra mile for those in his community.
If you would like to help Vella reach his goal of at least $1,000, donate to his webpage here
You can also drop off donations at Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in Vella's name. Vella will send all money raised to the Canadian Cancer Society.