For Immediate Release: 10/2/2019 1:03 pm
During the month of October, the Worcester Police Department in collaboration with the New England Police Benevolent Association Local 911, the International Police Officers Local 504 and the Massachusetts Police Association will participate in the Pink Patch Project. The Pink Patch Project (#PinkPatchProject) is an innovative awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. The Pink Patch Project is an effort between more than 170 public service agencies from across the nation.
These pink patches have been designed by the Worcester Police Department specifically for the Pink Patch Project. 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. Chief Steven Sargent has authorized all officers to proudly wear the WPD pink patch on their uniform shirts/coats for the month of October to demonstrate the department’s support in the fight against breast cancer.
The New England Police Benevolent Association Local 911, the International Police Officers Local 504 and the Massachusetts Police Association will be donating funds raise to Pink Revolution Breast Cancer Alliance which ensures 100% of funds raised go directly to fund equipment, research and patient care of those individuals whose lives have been touched by breast cancer - during and after treatment.
We will be posting images of our department with the Pink Patch throughout the month to direct awareness to the cause.