Pink Patch Project:
San Rafael Police
In honor and recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the San Rafael Police Department and San Rafael Parking Services will be participating in the Pink Patch Project San Rafael. This project is a quickly growing law enforcement public awareness campaign that has taken hold in Southern California, specifically Los Angeles County. The San Rafael Police Association is leading the effort to raise awareness about breast cancer in Marin County. For the month of October, patrol and field personnel will wear pink and black uniform patches, in lieu of standard issued patches, to show their support for breast cancer awareness.
About The Project
In honor and recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the San Rafael Police Department and San Rafael Parking Services will be participating in the Pink Patch Project San Rafael. This project is a quickly growing national law enforcement breast cancer awareness campaign that originated in Southern California, specifically Los Angeles County. For the past several years, the San Rafael Police Association has led the law enforcement effort in Marin County to raise awareness about breast cancer. For the month of October, patrol and field personnel will wear pink and black uniform patches, in lieu of standard issued patches, to show their support for breast cancer awareness.
This year, the San Rafael Police Association is engaging in the Pink Patch Project to support our beloved friend and colleague Rebecca Kuga who is currently undergoing breast cancer treatment. Rebecca is a 12 year employee of the San Rafael Police Department who has served as the director of the department’s Youth Services Bureau and has coordinated the Camp Chance Program, which serves at risk youth within the community. It is our honor to support her in her battle against breast cancer.
As in the past, several community partners have joined in support of this program, including Zero Breast Cancer of Marin and Alex’s Dry Cleaning. This year latex glove manufacturer Microflex donated 17,000 pink disposable latex gloves to the campaign. You may see officers donning these gloves in the field as part of the personal protection equipment, and to raise awareness while executing their duties.
The commemorative pink patches are available for purchase through the San Rafael Police Association at the San Rafael Police Department Main Office, during business hours only, for $10 each (cash or check). The proceeds of patch sales will go to support the Pink Patch Project, and Zero Breast Cancer Marin, a local not-for-profit organization, with a mission to help individuals and communities understand scientific research on environmental risk factors and lifestyle variables that influence breast cancers. They promote disease prevention through targeted communication of evidence-based recommendations that support health and wellness at key stages of life. In addition to pink patches this year, Pink Patch Project commemorative t-shirts are being offered for $20 each. The proceeds from the shirts will go to support the Pink Patch Project and #Warrior529. The #Warrior529 account was set up to assist law enforcement personnel, and their families, who are facing significant medical challenges.
Thank you for supporting us in this very important cause.
Frequently Asked Questions
Breast cancer is much more common in women and risk increases with age. Yet men and young women can get breast cancer, too.
Studies have shown that yes, we can reduce breast cancer risk. The Zero Breast Cancer brochure focuses on risk factors we can control.
Breast cancer rates in Marin County have decreased and now are about the same as the rest of California. Deaths from breast cancer continue to go down here and elsewhere.
Yes! For the month of October, San Rafael Police Officers may choose to wear the pink patches on their uniform. Alex’s Dry Cleaning has even offered to put the patches on officer’s uniforms for free!
No, the Pink Patch Project San Rafael is sponsored by the San Rafael Police Association and the San Rafael Police Community Benefit Association.
We will send you one patch for every $10 donation. Shipping and handling fees are $2.00 per order. Please use the form above to make a donation and receive your patches!
Funds raised are going to Zero Breast Cancer, a local organization focused on prevention. Check out their website at http://www.zerobreastcancer.org.
Unfortunately, because we are simply providing pink patches as a thank-you for your donation, we cannot provide refunds. If you are not satisfied with the patches you receive, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make it right!
The San Rafael Police Association is in the process of forming a 501(c)(3) Community Benefit non-profit. Until the organization is formed, your donation is not tax deductible. Be assured that the proceeds from the Pink Patch Project will go directly to Zero Breast Cancer, a Marin organization.
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