As they have in the past, Oakdale Police and Blue Line Wives are joining with almost 400 other police agencies across the nation this October by participating in the “Pink Patch Project.”
The Pink Patch Project is a nationwide, public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research, treatment, and education in combating this devastating disease. It is estimated that approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Though this disease can have a profound impact on the patient and their loved ones, it can be effectively treated with surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy.
The Oakdale Police Department will be partnering once again with local non-profit support group “Blue Line Wives” on this awareness and fundraising project and designating recipient charity Memorial Hospital Foundation – Cancer Fund as the beneficiary of fundraising efforts. While officers will wear the pink patches on their uniforms during the month of October, Blue Line Wives will be offering the patches to the public for a donation of $10 per patch. The pink patches are available through Blue Line Wives (firstname.lastname@example.org), at various community events and at the Oakdale Police Department. The patches are in limited supply and available w through Oct. 31. Donations received for Oakdale Police Pink Patches by “Blue Line Wives” will go to support breast cancer awareness, support and services.
The purposes of the Pink Patch Project are to raise awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for cancer research, treatment, and education. Officers at participating departments wear commemorative pink patches on their regular uniforms for the entire month of October during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and the ongoing fight against this disease.