Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Methuen Police Department to Wear Pink Badges in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon and the Methuen Police Department announce that they will wear pink badges as part of their uniform for all of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“Breast cancer is a disease that has touched almost all of our lives in some way,” Chief Solomon said. “We are proud to help spread awareness and show our support to those affected by it by wearing pink this month.”
The department’s pink badges were purchased through Blackinton, the largest manufacturer of police, fire, security, military, and government badges and uniform insignia in the United States. The company launched their Breast Cancer line of pink badges in 2012 and have since donated over $8,500 of the proceeds to charity.
Last year, Methuen Police donned badges with pink badge bands in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.:
- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
- Each year, it is estimated that more than 40,000 women in the United States will die of breast cancer.
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die annually.