Supporting the Fighter, Admiring the Survivors, Honoring the Taken, and never ever giving up Hope
During the month of October 2016, the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) will have a different uniform appearance donned by many officers. The LASPD and the Los Angeles School Police Association are proud to announce the official launch of the 2016 "Pink Patch Project," a collaborative breast cancer awareness fundraiser in partnership with the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association and numerous other law enforcement agencies. The goal of this project is to raise funds to assist with cancer research, treatment, and care for those who are currently battling, or are recovering from cancer.
All LASPD uniformed personnel will be authorized to proudly wear the "Pink" Los Angeles School Police Department shoulder patch as a reminder of our dedication and commitment to this project.
The Pink Patch Project (PPP) is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. The program centers on vibrant pink versions of the public safety officer's uniform patch. These bright pink patches are specially designed by each participating agency specifically for the PPP campaign. The wearing of the pink patches on the officer’s uniform is intended to stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage discussion with the public about the importance of early detection and treatment in the on-going fight against this disease.
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. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.
For information on the Pink Patch Project you can follow them on Instagram @PinkPatchProject, Twitter @PinkPatchProject using hash tag #PinkPatchProject or on the web at www.pinkpatchproject.com
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