Buckeye Police Department Joins 2017 #PinkPatchProject

The Buckeye Police Department is proud to announce its official partnership with the 2017 Pink Patch Project, a collaborative cancer awareness fundraiser to help raise awareness and funds for research, treatment and care in the battle against cancer.

Another focus of the partnership is  educating the public about early detection and prevention of this disease.

According to the Nation Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.

In 2017, an estimated 246,600 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States and more that 40,000 will die. Although breast cancer in men is rare, over 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 440 will die.

During the month of October, Buckeye Police Department personnel will be wearing a pink version of the uniform patch in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

You can support this cause by purchasing a limited edition pink patch for $10.00 at the  Buckeye Police Department’s front counter (both stations) or by contacting Buckeye Police Officer Smith at dlsmith@buckeyeaz.gov.  All proceeds raised from the #PinkPatchProject will go to support the Susan G. Komen foundation.

 

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