March 2, 2017 - Round Lake Police Department to Participate In National 'Pink Patch Project
The Round Lake Police Department is proud to announce that they will be among the first law enforcement agencies in Illinois to join “The Pink Patch Project”, an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations and care givers in combating the devastating disease.
The Pink Patch Project (PPP) is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and public safety agencies across the nation, including Carpentersville and Palos Park Police Departments in Illinois. The purposes of the initiative is to both raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment in addition to raising funds for cancer research, treatment, and education through the sale of commemorative pink patches.
There are nearly 100 agencies participating in the PPP. In 2016, participating Pink Patch agencies raised an estimated $320,000, all of which will be donated to various foundations that support breast cancer research, awareness, or support.
The Pink Patch Project centers on a vibrant pink version of our police uniform patch. All of our police officers may wear these pink patches on their regular police uniforms to stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage discussion with the public about the importance of early detection and treatment in the ongoing fight against the disease.
The Round Lake Police Department is in the process of partnering with a Lake County Breast Cancer Support Foundation in an effort to establish a partner in the Pink Patch Project by the end of March. In the meantime, the Round Lake Police Department will be selling the pink patches for $10/each and $1.00 shipping and handling if mailing is required.
More information regarding the Pink Patch Project or sales of the pink patches is available at: https://www.facebook.com/RoundLakePolice or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes & Facts:
- Approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year.·
- Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.
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