Police officers, sheriff deputies and other public safety agencies will kick off a two-month campaign starting Sept. 17 to raise funds for breast cancer research, treatment and education.
Officers, deputies and safety officials will wear pink versions of their uniform patch to stimulate conversations and increase awareness about the lifesaving benefits of early breast cancer detection and intervention. Each agency also will sell the pink patch the agency designed, along with pins, T-shirts, stickers or other commemorative items to raise funds for either City of Hope or another breast cancer-focused organization.
Tied to Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort managed by the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and includes more than 360 public safety agencies from across the nation.
Some of the California public safety agencies participating in the campaign come from Alameda, Los Angeles, Napa, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Cruz and Ventura counties.
The Pink Patch Project, now in its fourth year, has raised more than $430,000 for City of Hope’s breast cancer research, treatment and education programs. This year, the goal is to raise $400,000 for City of Hope.
Pink Patch Project merchandise can also be purchased online at CityofHope.org/pinkpatchproject.