EAST BRIDGEWATER — Police Chief Paul O’Brien is pleased to announce the official launch of the East Bridgewater Police Department Pink Patch Project for 2020, which will run through the month of October.
The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative public awareness campaign, in partnership with more than 150 public safety agencies nationwide. Its goals are designed to increase education about the importance of early detection and prevention in the fight against breast cancer, and to support breast cancer patients and research organizations in combating this devastating disease.
During October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, uniformed personnel are allowed to replace their standard shoulder patch with the East Bridgewater Police Pink Patch or a Pink Band on their badge as a reminder of the EBPD’s commitment toward raising awareness among those they serve.
How can you support the Pink Patch Project?
Each public safety agency collaborating in the #PinkPatchProject campaign has partnered with a cancer research organization or support group in their respective communities. The East Bridgewater Police Department has partnered with Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center-Breast Cancer Research. All proceeds raised through the sales of the patches will go directly to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center-Breast Cancer Research.
The patches are $10 each and can be purchased anytime at the East Bridgewater Police Station, 153 Central St., East Bridgewater, MA 02333. Only checks or money orders will be accepted, payable to Mass General Cancer Center-Breast Cancer Research. No cash will be accepted.
“We thank all of the East Bridgewater residents who have purchased pink patches as part of our campaign, and look forward to raising even more money and awareness this year,” Chief O’Brien said. “Breast cancer affects us all, and it is important that we do our part to fight this terrible disease in the hopes of one day finding a cure.”