Winters Police supporting breast cancer research in October

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The Winters Police Department is bringing back its annual pink patch fundraiser to raise funds to support breast cancer research.

Winters Police Chief, John P. Miller said this year for Breast Cancer Awareness Month not only will WPD offer the Winters Pink Project Patch, but they are also introducing an extension to the efforts with a pink t-shirt.

The bright pink t-shirt features the WPD badge on the front and an awareness ribbon on the back. Miller said there are a limited number of t-shirts both in quantity and sizes, and it is a first come, first pick availability. He hopes to get a better idea of size demand so they can order more for next year’s efforts.

This year all proceeds will benefit the Clinical Breast Cancer Program at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women in the United States. The UC Davis Breast Cancer Program provides patients comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for all stages of breast cancer in one location. They are also able to offer patients access to comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with all stages of breast cancer. Breast cancer to clinical trials of new innovative therapies.

Miller said WPD has participated in the Pink Patch Project since October 2017 and has raised and donated about $3,500.

The Pink Patch Project originated in 2013 when the Seal Beach Police Department in Southern California first wore pink patches on their uniforms during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since then several hundred public safety agencies throughout the world (including police, sheriff, fire, EMS and federal departments) have participated in the program raising funding for breast cancer research.

Miller said normally WPD would have patches available at local events like the Festival de la Comunidad (Carnitas Festival) and Earthquake Festival, but current COVID guidelines have caused no events.

This year the Winters Pink Patch will be sold for $10 each, and the pink t-shirts will be sold for $20 each at the Winters Police Department lobby during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learn more about the Pink Patch Project at https://pinkpatchproject.com/.

Learn more about services offered and research efforts at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center online at https://health.ucdavis.edu/cancer/.

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