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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness: Police Wear Pink Patches

 

The Issaquah Police Department is proud to announce its participation in the #PinkPatchProject, an innovative, public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer, and to support research organizations in combating this devastating disease.  

The Pink Patch Project centers on a vibrant, pink version of our police uniform patch. During the month of October, Issaquah officers will be wearing the pink patch in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage discussion with the public about the importance of early detection and treatment.  The goal of this collaboration is to raise awareness and funding for the research, treatment and care of those who are battling cancer.  

As part of the program, the Issaquah Police Department will be selling its commemorative pink patches to the community. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Members of the public can purchase the patch for $10 at the front counter of the police department, or by sending $10 in cash or a check (made out to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance) to:  

Sgt. Ryan Raulerson
Issaquah Police Department
130 E. Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA  98027

Police will also be selling patches at the City's Salmon Days booth Oct. 7-8 in front of the police department.

The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chief’s Association and more than 100 public safety agencies nationwide. In 2016, participating agencies raised a total of $320,000, which was donated to agencies that support cancer treatment, research and awareness.  

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.:
  • In 2017, an estimated 246,600 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.
  • Each year, it is estimated that more than 40,000 women in the United States will die of breast cancer.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, over 2,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 400 will die.

For more information, go to pinkpatchproject.com or contact Sgt. Raulerson at RyanR@issaquahwa.gov or 425-837-3238.

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