Wilkes-Barre Township police are wearing pink mourning band for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
I came across this yesterday and thought you might like to read about something the Wilkes-Baarre Township police officers are doing.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This month, Wilkes-Barre Township police officers are wearing pink mourning band for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The idea came from the Pink Patch Project, a breast cancer awareness campaign through public safety departments that began in suburban Los Angeles and has made its way across the country.
The black sash across the badge is called a “mourning band.” It is designed to honor an officer who has been killed in the line of duty. Today, we at Wilkes-Barre Township extend that honor to those who have lost their battle with breast cancer.
The Pink Patch Project (#PinkPatchProject) is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease.
It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This disease can have a profound impact on the patient and her loved ones. It is a disease however that can be effectively treated with surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy.
At the #PinkPatchProject, the goal is increasing awareness about the life-saving benefits of early detection and intervention in the fight against breast cancer.
To learn more about breast cancer, breast cancer symptoms, breast cancer risk factors and diagnosis for men and women, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/index.htm
For information about free breast cancer screening in Pennsylvania, visit: http://www.health.pa.gov/…/Healt…/Pages/Healthy%20Woman.aspx
For more information about the Pink Patch Project, visit: http://www.irwindaleca.gov/index.aspx?NID=363