If you see Southborough police officers around town this month, chances are you’ll see them wearing a pink version of the SPD patch. The department has brought back an awareness and fundraising campaign it launched last fall.
Now labeled an annual event, the SPD is again promoting the Pink Patch Project. It’s an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise funds for the cause. From Facebook:
The Southborough Police Department, in conjunction with MassCop Local #167, is proud to announce that our annual participation in the Pink Patch Project begins [September 30th]. The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative awareness campaign between many police departments throughout the country. The goal is to help raise money and bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research.
It is estimated that approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This disease can have a profound impact on the patient and her loved ones. It is a disease, however, that can be effectively treated with surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy.
Throughout the month of October, those living in and traveling through town will notice that members of the S.P.D. will be replacing the normal patches on their uniform with a new pink version of the patch. This will be done to support those fighting and researching the disease, as well as in memory of those who have lost the battle.
Those same pink patches will also be available for sale throughout the month of October for $10 each. ALL the proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Those interested in purchasing patches can come down to the police station at 32 Cordaville Rd. and ask the dispatcher on duty for a patch. This year we are also offering to send a pink patch through the mail! Just send your payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
The Southborough Police Association
*Attention: Pink Patch Project
32 Cordaville Road
Southborough, MA 01772
We hope that you will join us in supporting such a great cause!
If you are wondering what the Coffee with a Cop event in the photo above refers to – The SPD promoted that the public was welcome to join them for coffee and a chat at two locations on Wednesday morning. Unfortunately, I missed reading their email in time to share the news. (Sorry!) If I learn about future sesssion, I promise to let readers know.