The Quincy Police Department is proud to join over 150 public safety agencies across the nation and support the Pink Patch Project (#PinkPatchProject). The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease.
It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 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.
The goal of this project is to increase education about the importance of early detection and prevention and to raise funds to further research, treatment, and care of those who are or have battled cancer.
Through the month of October, we will be selling our pink patches to benefit a non-profit organization that assists in cancer treatment, research and/or education. All proceeds from the 2017 sales of the Quincy Police Pink Patch will be donated to the Ellie Fund, whose mission is to provide essential services for breast cancer patients to ease the stresses of everyday life, allowing the focus to be on family, recovery, and healing.
During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, uniformed personnel are allowed to replace the standard shoulder patch with the Quincy Police Pink Patch as a reminder of our commitment toward raising awareness among those we serve.
The commemorative Quincy Police Pink Patches are $10 each. They can be purchased during the month of October in our Records Division during business hours (Mon-Fri 8:30am - 3:30pm) or Saturday 8am-12noon. You can also mail a check to Quincy Police Dept, c/o Sergeant Barkas, 1 Sea Street, Quincy, MA 02169. Please make the check payable to the Quincy Police Patrol Officers Association and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Karyn Barkas at (617) 745-5890 or via email by clicking here.
2017: Thank you to everyone who donated to our 2017 Pink Patch Project campaign. On November 14, 2017, Chief Keenan presented a check to the Ellie Fund for $1,800,