Pink Patch Project
Support Breast Cancer Awareness
The Pink Patch Project (#PinkPatchProject) is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease.
It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This disease can have a profound impact on the patient and her loved ones. It is a disease however that can be effectively treated with surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy.
At the #PinkPatchProject, we have the simple goal of increasing awareness about the life-saving benefits of early detection and intervention in the fight against breast cancer. In addition to our public education efforts, we have the added goal of raising funds from the sale of #PinkPatchProject items to go directly to fund the research, treatment and education needed to help find a cure.
To learn more about breast cancer, breast cancer symptoms, breast cancer risk factors and diagnosis, breast cancer research and breast cancer in men, click here (http://www.cityofhope.org/clinical-program/breast-cancer)
What is the Pink Patch Project?
The #PinkPatchProject is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs' Association (http://lachiefs.com/) and several public safety agencies in Los Angeles County and beyond. These agencies have partnered together to combat breast cancer by raising public awareness and to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment.
The program centers on vibrant pink versions of the public safety officer's uniform patch. These bright pink patches have been specially designed by each participating agency specifically for the #PinkPatchProject campaign. Officers at each of the participating agencies will wear these pink patches on their regular uniforms for the entire month of October each year during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”
The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and the on-going fight against this disease.
How Can You Support the Pink Patch Project?
Starting now, until the end of October, we will be selling SGPD pink patches, t-shirts and challenge coins to the public. Cash or checks payable to City of San Gabriel will be accepted. The proceeds will be donated to the City of Hope at the end of the PinkPatchProject in November. To purchase a patch, contact Sgt. Christine Nolasco at 626.308.2843 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lt. Alex Quijada at 626.308.2844 or email@example.com.
During “Breast Cancer Awareness” month in October, officers will be able to wear the pink patches on their uniforms (on a voluntary basis). More information on the Los Angeles County #PinkPatchProject, visit their website at www.pinkpatchproject.com.
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