Pink Patch Project raises breast cancer research funds

Sales of pink police patches raise breast cancer research, treatment funds.

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Winters police officers invite community members to join in the Pink Patch Project. The program started with southern California public safety agencies as a collaborative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer.

The development of new techniques in surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy in addition of increasing awareness about the life-saving benefits of early detection has helped increase the number of breast cancer survivors.

It is estimated that approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This disease can have a profound impact on the patient and their loved ones.

The program centers on pink versions of the Public Safety Officer’s uniform patch. The project goal is to raise funds from the sale of pink patches to go directly to fund the research, treatment and education needed to help find a cure and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. 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.

Each public safety agency collaborating in the Pink Patch Project campaign has partnered with a cancer research organization or support group in their communities. The Winters Police Department has chosen to support the UC Davis Breast Health Center, which offers imaging, prevention strategies, genetic counseling, risk assessment, and specialty physician patient care to women.

Winters residents can support the Pink Patch Project by contacting Sergeant Ramirez at the Winters Police Department to purchase a Winters Police Pink Patch for $10 cash or check. Proceeds from patch sales will go directly to benefit UC Davis Breast Cancer Research.


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