Manhattan Beach Police Support #PinkPatchProject to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Sep 29, 2016 08:25AM
By Liz Spear
The Manhattan Beach Police Department is joining the #PinkPatchProject, a nationwide cancer awareness fundraiser supported by law enforcement and public safety agencies that will send 100% of its profits to breast cancer treatment, research, and education.
During October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MBPD officers don a pink MBPD patch as a reminder of the department's dedication and commitment to the project.
The department will also be selling a commemorative miniature police patch as well as MBPD's #PINKPATCHPROJECT T-shirt at the police department front desk, 420 15th Street, and at various community events in October.
The fundraising program centers on bright pink patches designed by each participating agency specifically for the #PinkPatchProject campaign.
The #PinkPatchProject effort is supported by Los Angeles County Police Chiefs' Association and several public safety agencies in Los Angeles County and beyond. Each agency has selected the pink merchandise it will sell. MBPD participated with other agencies by hosting a booth this month at the Los Angeles County Fair to spread campaign awareness and sell merchandise.
According to the #PinkPatchProject, "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."
The Pink Patch Project aims "to increase awareness about the life-saving benefits of early detection and intervention in the fight against breast cancer."