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The Glenwood Springs Police Department is proud to partner with over 150 public safety agencies across the country to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. During the month of October, look for GSPD uniformed personnel to be sporting pink shoulder patches.
The Glenwood Springs Police Department is excited to announce the official launch of the Pink Patch Project during the month of October, 2020. The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative public awareness campaign, in partnership with more than 150 public safety agencies nationwide. Its goals are designed to increase education about the importance of early detection and prevention in the fight against breast cancer.
During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, uniformed personnel are allowed to replace their standard shoulder patch with the Glenwood Springs Police Pink Patch as a reminder of our commitment toward raising awareness among those we serve. The program centers on vibrant pink versions of the police officer’s uniform patch. We hope the pink patches stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and the on-going fight against this disease.
Information About Breast Cancer
It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This disease can have a profound impact on the patient and her loved ones. It is a disease, however, that can be effectively treated with surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy. The Glenwood Springs Police Department hopes the pink patches will generate meaningful conversation with the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and the on-going fight against this disease.