The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department is proud to once again join ‘The Pink Patch Project’ this October to support breast cancer awareness. The Pink Patch Project (PPP) is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and more than 390 public safety agencies across the nation.
The Pink Patch Project centers on a bright pink version of the police and fire uniform patches. Members of the Public Safety team can choose to wear these patches on their regular uniform beginning September 16 through the end of October. The patches are intended to open lines of communication between citizens and encourage discussion about the importance of early detection and treatment in the ongoing fight against the disease.
To help raise funds for those affected by breast cancer, the Cedar Falls Public Safety Department will also be selling the pink patches to the community. All proceeds will be donated to the Beyond Pink TEAM. Both police and fire patches are available. Patches can be purchased at the Cedar Falls Public Safety Building (4600 South Main Street) as well as Cedar Falls City Hall (220 Clay Street).
In addition to the pink patches, a police SUV has been striped with pink and displays the pink ribbons. The SUV is being used daily by officers while on patrol.
“We are very excited to be participating in the Pink Patch Project once again,” said Cedar Falls Public Safety Lieutenant Kelli Yates. “Last year, we were able to donate $2,863.48 to our local Beyond Pink TEAM. We are looking forward to how the funds will help the Cedar Falls community and make a difference for those affected by the disease.”