Five local law enforcement agencies in Clark County wore pink patches on their uniforms during the month of October to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
The Battle Ground, Ridgefield, La Center, Washougal and Camas police departments joined over 400 law enforcement agencies across the country for another year of the Pink Patch Project.
“Many officers have family members and close friends whose lives have been impacted by cancer, including my own,” said Ridgefield Chief John Brooks in a news release. “This is a tangible way for us to show our support.”
The Pink Patch Project is a campaign designed to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the fight against the disease. The project includes vibrant pink versions of the agency's uniform patches. Employees from participating agencies wear the patches on their uniforms during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, stated the release, which is in October.
“The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation within the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer,” stated the release.
The Ridgefield, Washougal and Camas police departments are selling the pink patches to the community to raise money for the Pink Lemonade Project, a nonprofit organization in Clark County that’s dedicated to the support, education and empowerment of those affected by breast cancer.
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