Get your Pink Patch today!
Through the month of October, the Santa Paula Police Department will switch to pink patches on their uniforms during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”. The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation within the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.
The Santa Paula Police Department is participating in the Pink Patch Project, a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and over 330 public safety agencies throughout the United States. The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the fight against the disease.
Breast Cancer is an unfortunate disease that hits close to home for many, including Assistant Police Chief Ismael Cordero, who was the first to spearhead the Pink Patch Project in Ventura County, starting with Santa Paula in 2015. “My wife is one of the lucky survivors of this terrible disease going on 6 years,” said Assistant Chief Ismael Cordero. “When this hits home, public safety is a family, Santa Paula Police Department is a family and this was one of the things our team decided we could do to support those battling the disease and let them know that they’re not fighting alone.”
SPPD will offer pink patches for a $10 donation.
One hundred percent of the donations will support City of Hope.