Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Four Clark County law enforcement agencies are supporting breast cancer awareness by wearing pink patches. Recently they revealed their pink patches for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Police departments in Ridgefield, Battle Ground, La Center and Washougal are joining over 390 public safety agencies across the nation by participating in the Pink Patch Project in October.
The Pink Patch Project is an innovative campaign designed to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the fight against the disease. The project centers on vibrant pink versions of the agency’s uniform patches. Employees from the participating agencies will wear the pink patches on their uniforms during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” 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.
While 2020 is the Ridgefield Police Department’s third year participating in the project, the La Center Police Department, in partnership with the La Center Police Officers Association, the Battle Ground Police Department and the Washougal Police Department have recently joined the project with a pink version of their respective patches. The hope is more area agencies in Clark County will eventually join this annual tradition.
The Ridgefield, La Center, and Washougal police department pink patches will be available for sale to the community to raise money for the Pink Lemonade Project, a Clark County nonprofit organization dedicated to the education, support and empowerment of those affected by breast cancer.
“Many officers have family members and close friends whose lives have been impacted by cancer, including my own. This is a tangible way for us to show our support,” said Ridgefield Police Chief John Brooks.
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Kearney Breast Center at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is offering two free breast health screening events for uninsured women this month.
The first will be held Sat., Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and the second will be Sat., Oct. 24 during the same hours.
Both free screening events will be at the Kearney Breast Center, which is located on the PeaceHealth Southwest campus at 200 NE Mother Joseph Place, Suite 420.
More information can be found at https://pinkpatchproject.com..