If you walk around the Village of Floral Park and notice that your local police department is sporting a different color patch on their shoulders, there’s a pretty good and important reason for it.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, members of the Floral Park Police Department will be sporting distinctive pink versions of its Floral Park Police Department patches to show solidarity for those who suffer from and those who have survived the deadly illness. The police department will wear them throughout the month of November as well.
“I would say that the Floral Park Police Department really cares about supporting the community that we serve,” Lieutenant Will Doherty of the Floral Park Police Department said. “This was just one small way that we could show this, considering that this dreadful disease may affect as many as 1 out of 8 eight people in the community. I came into contact with the Pink Patch Project, who put me in touch with a patch manufacturer and after we had the patches made, we were able to show our support by being listed on the Pink Patch Project website nation-wide.”
The Pink Patch Project originated in 2013 with the Seal Beach Police Department in Southern California, who wore pink patches on their uniforms during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today, the program has expanded to several hundred partner agencies throughout the world and includes partners from police, sheriff, fire, EMS and federal departments worldwide. The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease.
For more information on the Pink Patch Project, visit www.pinkpatchproject.com.