During the month of October 2017, you can support the #PinkPatchProject by purchasing pink uniform patches at the Duxbury Police Department Headquarters (155 Mayflower St. Duxbury, MA 02332). Stop by the Duxbury Police Station lobby any time Monday-Friday, during normal business hours (8am-4pm), and you can purchase pink patches for $10 each (checks and money orders ONLY, made out to Town of Duxbury). If you are unable to stop by during normal business hours, you may both stop in and leave payment in an envelope with your name and phone number, or you may mail payment (to the mailing address of: Duxbury Police Department, 878 Tremont ST, Duxbury MA 02332) with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Please note that we have a limited amount of these patches, and they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Any questions can be directed to Allison Randall by email or at (781) 934-5656 ext. 1142.
What is the Pink Patch Project?
The Duxbury Police Department partnered with the Pink Patch Project in 2017. The Pink Patch Project (#PinkPatchProject) is an innovative public awareness campaign, in partnership with over 150 (as of September 2017) police departments nationwide, designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease.
The program centers on vibrant pink versions of the public safety officer's uniform patch. These bright pink patches have been specially designed by each participating agency specifically for the #PinkPatchProject campaign. The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and the on-going fight against this disease.
During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, uniformed personnel are allowed to replace their standard shoulder patch with the Duxbury Police Pink Patch as a reminder of our commitment toward raising awareness among those we serve.
How Can You Support the Pink Patch Project?
Each public safety agency collaborating in the #PinkPatchProject campaign has partnered with a cancer research organization or support group in their respective communities. The Duxbury Police Department, have partnered with the Susan E. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. As part of this initiative, the Duxbury Police Department is selling its pink patch directly to the community. The proceeds from sale of these items will go directly to benefit cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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.
To learn more about breast cancer, breast cancer symptoms, breast cancer risk factors and diagnosis, breast cancer research and breast cancer in men, please visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation website.