Fitchburg Police Department Pushing Pink Patch Project
FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg Police Department, in partnership with the Fitchburg Police Department Relief Association, has joined the many police departments throughout the country by participating in the Pink Patch Project.
Throughout October, Fitchburg police patches will be changed to pink on uniform shirts to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as all forms of cancer.
The Fitchburg Police Department is one of the first police departments in North Worcester County to participate in the Pink Patch Project, which raises money for patients at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital’s Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center at the Burbank campus.
All proceeds will go to benefit patients who may not have the financial means to access support services like counseling, nutrition, acupuncture and massage therapy to name a few.
“The health of our community is important to the department and its officers,” Lt. Jeffrey Howe said. “By participating in the Pink Patch Project, we can do our part in promoting awareness of all forms of cancer and by supporting our local Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center. We are overwhelmed by the response of our community in support of the Pink Patch Project, and thank all those who have joined us in recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month through this project.”
A limited number of pink patches are available for sale to the public for $10 each by contacting Liana Alicea at firstname.lastname@example.org . The last day to purchase patches is Friday, Oct. 12.
For more information about the Pink Patch Project, visit www.PinkPatch Project.com .