EAST BRIDGEWATER — Police Chief Paul O’Brien is pleased to announce that the East Bridgewater Police Department is once again taking part in the EBPD Pink Patch Project, which will run through the month of October.
The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative public awareness campaign, in partnership with hundreds of public safety agencies nationwide. Its goal is 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, EBPD’s uniformed personnel will be 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 are excited to once again take part in the Pink Patch Project this year to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer,” Chief O’Brien said. “We all know someone who has been impacted by this disease, and we are thankful to the many East Bridgewater residents who have supported this campaign in the past and look forward to another successful effort this year.”