Think pink: Buckeye police to wear pink patches for breast cancer awareness

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(The Pink Patch Project (Source: Buckeye Police Department) (The Pink Patch Project (Source: Buckeye Police Department)

The Buckeye Police Department is "thinking pink" in hopes of raising awareness about breast cancer.

The department teamed up with the Pink Patch Project, a public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research.

During the month of October, Buckeye Police Department personnel will be wearing a pink version of the uniform patch in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Pink Patches are intended to stimulate conversation with the community and encourage public awareness of early detection and the ongoing fight against this disease.

If you are interested in purchasing a commemorative Buckeye Police Department Pink Patch, they will be on sale at both Buckeye PD stations, 21699 W. Yuma Rd. (Yuma/Dean) and 100 N. Apache Rd (Apache/MC85), Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies last. They cost $10. All proceeds raised from the Pink Patch Project will support the Susan G. Komen foundation.

According to the Nation Breast Cancer Foundation:

  •  1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime
  •  Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  •  In 2017, an estimated 246,600 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States and more than 40,000 will die.
  •  Although breast cancer in men is rare, over 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 440 will die.

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