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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Quincy Police Department is once again proud to join over 500 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. All proceeds from the sale of our pink patches will benefit a non-profit organization that assists in cancer treatment, research and/or education.
  
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. In addition to the patch, we also sell sweatshirts, hoodies, baseball caps, knit hats, and more! To purchase any of our Pink Patch Project items, please visit our website by visiting https://quincy-police-pink-patch.square.site/  You can also purchase these items at the Quincy Farmer’s Market, held on Fridays 12pm-5pm at Kilroy Square, during the month of October, or while supplies last.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Karyn Barkas at (617) 745-5890 or via email at kbarkas@quincyma.gov Through your support, the Quincy Police Department has donated over $36,000 to local non-profit organizations that assist in cancer treatment, research, education, and/or services. THANK YOU!