What is the Pink Patch Project?
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.
In order to receive a pink patch a donation of $10 amount of dollars must be made on a donation site related to cancer research and/or support, some examples include, Dana Farber, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Cops for Kids with Cancer.
You can show proof of your donation in the following manner:
1.) Send an email to Officer Peterson, and he will approve the receipt and notify you to pick up a patch, or mail the patch if you do not live locally.
2.) You can come to the PD, show the Station Officer proof of the donation, and get a patch.
3.) You can mail in your donation receipt to Officer Peterson, he will approve the receipt and notify you to pick up a patch, or mail the patch if you do not live locally.
Mail patch request and donation reciept to: Duxbury Police Department, Attn: Officer Ryan Peterson, 155 Mayflower St. Duxbury, MA 02332
For any questions please contact our program coordinator: Officer Ryan Peterson email@example.com (781) 934-5656 x 1171.
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.