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 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. 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 is the second year of participation by the San Rafael Police and Parking Services employees and was initiated, in part, as a show of support for one of their own, Youth Services Bureau Supervisor Rebecca Kuga, who lost her mother, Lynn McCarty, to breast cancer on September 7th, 2016.
This year, the members of the San Rafael Police Department dedicate our love and support to Officer Leslie O’Toole, a member of our family who is courageously battling breast cancer. #Warrior529
Several community partners have joined in support of this program, including Zero Breast Cancer of Marin, the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, Kaiser Permanente, and Alex’s Dry Cleaning.
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 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.
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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