Pasadena wears pink for cancer awareness

By Cindy Arora

The Pasadena Police Department’s uniformed officers and civilians will exchange their traditional gold and blue patches this fall season for Pasadena’s Pink Patch.

The #PinkPatchProject is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and several neighboring public safety agencies in Los Angeles County.

Pasadena PD has partnered with Los Angeles County agencies, to combat breast cancer by raising public awareness and to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment. Pasadena employees will wear these pink patches on their regular uniforms for the entire month of October during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

Public Safety first responders have collectively raised thousands of dollars as they stimulate conversation with the community and encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and engagement in the on-going fight against cancer.

The patches and pins are available for sale at the PPD Records Section or by contacting PPD Community Services at 626-744-4551. All proceeds will be donated to the City of Hope.

Last year, the Pasadena Police Department was able to raise approximately $3,000 toward the #PinkPatchProject campaign, but this is their first year wearing pink patches on uniforms and selling PPD pink pins. The official start of the Pink Patch campaign is October 1, in alignment with “Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but to allow additional time for fund raising and patch implementation, the Pasadena Police department launched their program on Monday, September 17th.

It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Pasadena Police Department employees and their families have personally faced the battle again breast cancer. The department created a video that spotlights some survivor stories from their agency, click here to watch: #PinkPatchProject

If you are interested in purchasing the PPD uniform pink patch or pin, you may do so for $10.00 each. Cost does not include shipping. The patches and pins are available for sale at the PPD Records Section or by contacting PPD Community Services at 626-744-4551. All proceeds will be donated to the City of Hope.