Carpentersville Police Department First Illinois Agency To Participate In National 'Pink Patch Project'
January 17, 2017 - The Carpentersville Police Department is proud to announce that they will be the first law enforcement agency in Illinois to join “The Pink Patch Project”, an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating the devastating disease.
The Pink Patch Project (PPP) is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and public safety agencies across the nation. The purposes of the initiative is to both raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment in addition to raising funds for cancer research, treatment, and education through the sale of commemorative pink patches.
There are currently 90 agencies participating in the PPP. In 2016, participating agencies raised an estimated $320,000, all of which will be donated to various foundations that support breast cancer research and awareness.
The Pink Patch Project centers on a vibrant pink version of our police uniform patch. All of our police officers wear these pink patches on their regular police uniforms to stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage discussion with the public about the importance of early detection and treatment in the ongoing fight against the disease.
The Carpentersville Police Department is in the process of researching and contacting Chicagoland Breast Cancer Research and Support Foundations in an effort to establish our partner in the PPP by March. Once the foundation has been selected, the Carpentersville Police Department will be selling the pink patches for approximately $10/each (not including shipping and handling). More information regarding the sales of the pink patches will be released once final details are confirmed.
Notes & Facts:
- Approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year.
- Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.