BLACKSTONE — Chief Gregory Gilmore is pleased to announce that the Blackstone Police Department is taking part in the Pink Patch Project throughout 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 encouraged to replace their standard shoulder patch with the Blackstone Police Pink Patch as a reminder of the department’s commitment to raising awareness among those they serve.
Community members can also purchase a patch through the end of October at the Blackstone Police Department, 15 St. Paul St. Patches cost $10 and can be purchased with cash. All proceeds benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
“We are proud to be participating in this nationwide project for the third year,” Chief Gilmore said. “The initiative helps to raise awareness and funds for important research, and we are grateful to our community members who have purchased pink patches over the past few years to support us in this effort. We encourage anyone who is interested in a patch this year to stop by the police station before the end of the month.”