Waterloo Police Officers were authorized to purchase and wear the pink patches on their uniform for the month of October. The patches are intended to encourage discussion among citizens about the importance of early detection and treatment in the ongoing fight against the cancer. Some officers also bought patches to honor friends and family that are currently battling or passed away from breast cancer.
Through this effort Waterloo Officers have donated over $1,100 to the Beyond Pink Team. The initiative was extremely popular and we quickly sold out of all the patches. We would like to thank all who participated. We will have more patches available for purchase next fall.
The Pink Patch Project (PPP) is a collaborative effort between more than 300 public safety agencies across the nation—all working to raise awareness for breast cancer research, education, and treatment. In 2017, participating agencies raised more than $700,000, all of which was donated to various foundations supporting breast cancer research and awareness. The PPP hopes to raise more than $1,000,000 in 2018.