Cedar Falls Public Safety is proud to once again join 'The Pink Patch Project' this October to support breast cancer awareness. The Pink Patch Project (PPP) is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs' Association and more than 390 public safety agencies across the nation.
The Pink Patch Project centers on a bright pink version of the police and fire uniform patches. Members of the Public Safety team can choose to wear these patches on their regular uniform through the end of October. The patches are intended to open lines of communication between citizens and encourage discussion about the importance of early detection and treatment in the ongoing fight against the disease.
To raise funds for those affected by breast cancer, the Public Safety Department will also be selling the pink patches to the community. All proceeds will be donated to the Beyond Pink TEAM. Both police and fire patches are available. Patches can be purchased at the Public Safety building (4600 South Main Street) as well as City Hall (220 Clay Street). They will also be available at a wide variety of community events throughout October.
In addition to the pink patches, a police SUV will be striped with pink and displays the pink ribbon. The SUV will be used daily by officers while on patrol in October.
"We are very excited to be participating in the Pink Patch Project once again," said Cedar Fall Lieutenant Kari Rea. "In the last three years, we have been able to donate $5,642.87 total to our local Beyond Pink TEAM. We are looking forward to how the funds will help the Cedar Falls community and make a difference for those impacted by the disease."