San Diego Sheriffs participate in #PinkPatchProject for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The San Diego County Sheriffs are going pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Under sheriff Mike Barnett, Gary Moore with the Deputy Sheriff’s Association, and Bill Griffiths, Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer and breast cancer survivor, visited the studio on Tuesday to talk more about the Pink Patch Project.
The #PinkPatchProject started with the Seal Beach Police Department in Orange County in 2013. It’s now a nationwide effort with nearly 200 law enforcement agencies participating. The Sheriff’s Department first participated last year (2017).
The patches are a great way to spark conversation with the public and bring attention to the fight against breast cancer. No county funds were used to purchase the pink patches. Deputies donated money to get the patches for their uniforms.
The commemorative patches are available to the public for ten dollars each during business hours at the Deputy Sheriff’s Association store located at 13881 Danielson Street in Poway. Pink patches sold to the public will hold no law enforcement authority and are meant to be used as a collectable item only. Money raised will be donated towards cancer research to help find a cure.