STOW — Chief Michael Sallese is pleased to announce that the Stow Police Department and Stow Police Benevolent Association will be selling pink Stow Police patches throughout the month of October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This is the first year Stow Police will offer the pink patches for sale in an effort to raise funds for charities active in supporting those battling cancer and those searching for a cure.
The Stow Police Benevolent Association is selling the pink patches to raise money for the Comprehensive Breast Health Program at Emerson Hospital. This is a patient care fund to help local breast cancer patients offset the cost of treatment for those who need the extra assistance. Funds can be used towards mortgage payments, bills, daycare, transportation, groceries or other needs.
Chief Sallese is raising money for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a nationwide program that funds research, support for breast cancer patients, and access to lifesaving screenings.
During October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, uniformed personnel are encouraged to replace their standard shoulder patch with a pink patch as a reminder of the Department’s commitment to raising awareness among those they serve.
Community members can purchase patches through the end of October at the Stow Police Department, 305 Great Road, Stow, or from individual officers. Patches cost $10. The Stow Police Benevolent Association will accept cash, check, or Venmo. All association members will have the Venmo information.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month seeks 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.
“Those of us at the Stow Police Department are eager to join efforts to raise awareness of this terrible disease, and contribute to efforts to find a cure or more effective treatments,” Chief Sallese said. “Breast cancer affects so many people and families, we hope our entire community will join us in doing our small part to support others.”
Information about additional ways the Town of Stow is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month will be forthcoming.
To learn more about breast cancer and how early detection can help save lives, click here.