GPD Goes PINK During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Tahnee Lightfoot, Media Relations
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.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.:
- In 2017, an estimated 252,710 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.
- Each year, it is estimated that more than 40,000 women in the United States will die of breast cancer.
- About 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2017. A man's life of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
For the third year in a row, the Glendale Police Department is taking the initiative in observing and supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by adding a pink Ford Explorer police unit and six motorcycles to its fleet.
The Glendale Police Department would like to thank Adventist Health Glendale and the Glendale Police Foundation for partnering in the campaign and sponsoring the transformation of the police vehicles.
In addition, the Glendale Police Officers’ Association (GPOA) have partnered with the #PinkPatchProject. GPD Officers will be wearing a pink version of the uniform patch in support of the awareness campaign. Members of the community can purchase a limited edition patch for $10.00 at the front desk of the police station or by contacting the GPOA office email@example.com. All proceeds from the sale of the patches will be donated to cancer research.
For more information, please contact Tahnee Lightfoot at 818-548-4818.