National Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place every year during the month of October. It is an annual health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase the awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. In 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 48,350 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer.
For the past four years, the Glendale Police Officers’ Association (GPOA) has partnered with the #PinkPatchProject in an awareness and fundraising campaign. The #PinkPatchProject is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and public safety agencies across the country and beyond. Each participating agency has partnered with a cancer research organization, hospital or support group to raise funds and spread awareness. The GPOA will be selling patches for $10 each and proceeds will be donated to cancer research.
For the sixth year in a row, the Glendale Police Dept. is taking the initiative in observing and supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by adding a partially wrapped pink Explorer and four police motorcycles to its fleet of vehicles. This campaign would not be possible without the support of the 2020 sponsors, Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital, Adventist Health Glendale, and Megaplex Window Tinting.
Members of the public can purchase the pink patches at the front desk of the Glendale Police Dept. or by contacting the GPOA office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the Pink Patch Project at https://pinkpatchproject.com/about.
Despite the pandemic, routine health check-ups are important to maintain. Health care providers should be contacted regarding any check-ups that are needed and to find out what their current protocols are regarding appointments and COVID-19 regulations.