What is the Pink Patch Project?
The Duxbury Police Department partnered with the Pink Patch Project in 2017. The Pink Patch Project (#PinkPatchProject) is an innovative public awareness campaign, in partnership with over 260 (as of October 2017) police departments nationwide, designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease.
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. 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.
During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, uniformed personnel are allowed to replace their standard shoulder patch with the Duxbury Police Pink Patch as a reminder of our commitment toward raising awareness among those we serve.
How Can You Support the Pink Patch Project?
Each public safety agency collaborating in the #PinkPatchProject campaign has partnered with a cancer research organization or support group in their respective communities. At Duxbury Police Department, we have partnered with the Susan E. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. As part of this initiative, we are selling our pink patch directly to the community. The proceeds from sale of these items will go directly to benefit cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The Duxbury Police Department Pink Patch is currently not for sale. Sales ended on October 31st, 2017. Donations may be given directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by clicking here. Thank you for your support!
Information About Breast Cancer
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.
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.