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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department proudly announces a coalition with other agencies throughout Los Angeles County to participate in the Pink Patch Project in support of breast cancer awareness.
The LASD Pink Patches cost $10.00 each and their arrival is just in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, recognized each October. The supply of commemorative LASD Pink Patches is limited and if you wait too long, they will be gone! Proceeds from LASD Pink Patch sales will go to a charitable organization for breast cancer education, treatment and research.
Since this is a commemorative item, the LASD Pink Patch shall not be worn on any official department uniform.
What is the Pink Patch Project?
The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and several public safety agencies in Los Angeles County and beyond. These agencies have partnered together to combat breast cancer by raising public awareness and to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment.
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 Pink Patch Project campaign. Officers at some of the participating agencies will wear these pink patches on their regular uniforms for the entire month of October each year during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”
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.
It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive 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.
How Can You Support the Pink Patch Project?
Each public safety agency collaborating in the Pink Patch Project campaign has partnered with a cancer research organization or support group in their respective communities. As part of this initiative, many of the agencies are selling their pink patches, along with pink patch tee-shirts, challenge coins, and other commemorative pink patch items, directly to the community. The proceeds from sale of these items will go directly to benefit cancer research and treatment at their chosen organization.