The Johnston Police Department is showing support for breast cancer research and treatment by selling special pink patches to raise money for Susan G. Komen.
“Participating in the Pink Patch Project allows our officers to have conversations with those in our community about this disease and support a great cause,” said Lieutenant Jessica Jensen. “This disease has personally impacted several officers’ families, so for many, the Pink Patch Project is personal.”
Members of the community have an opportunity to purchase one of the pink patches for $10. Visit the Johnston Police Department at 6373 Merle Hay Rd., between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to purchase a patch. Cash, check, or Venmo are acceptable forms of payment. Checks can be made payable to “The Johnston Police Department,” or the Venmo account is @Blue-Dragons.
Members of the Johnston Police Department may also be wearing the vibrant pink patches on their uniforms in October as part of the Pink Patch Project. The purpose is to stimulate conversation about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the disease is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. It is estimated that 276,480 new invasive cases will be diagnosed in women in 2020. An estimated 42,170 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S. this year.
This year, it is estimated that 2,620 men will be diagnosed with the disease, and 520 will die.
Help the Johnston Police Department impact the research by purchasing a pink patch to proudly display. For more information about the Pink Patch Project, visit the Pink Patch Project website.