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GPD is Going PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Post Date:09/13/2018 4:22 PM

Tahnee Lightfoot, Media Contact
818-548-3140 (office) 
818-967-7088 (cell) 
tlightfoot@glendaleca.gov

Glendale, CA. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place every year during the month of October. It is an annual health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase the awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer.

The Glendale Police Officer's Association (GPOA) has partnered with the #PinkPatchProject in an awareness and fundraising campaign. The #PinkPatchProject is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs' Association and public safety agencies across the country and beyond. Each agency participating has partnered with a cancer research organization, hospital or support group to raise funds and spread awareness. This year, the GPOA will be selling patches for $10.00 each and proceeds will be donated to Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital for cancer research.

For the fourth year in a row, the Glendale Police Department is taking the initiative in observing and supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by adding a pink wrapped Ford Explorer police unit and five partially wrapped police motorcycles to our fleet of vehicles. This campaign would not be possible without the generous support of our 2018 sponsors, Vital Medical Services and Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital.

Members of the public can purchase the pink patches at the Glendale Police Department front desk or by contacting the GPOA office at gpoa@pacbell.net.

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