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Prescott police recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month through ‘Pink Patch’ project

Civilian employees, from left, Denise Buchanan, Junette Ellis and Joyce Anderson. Deputy Chief Amy Bonney is seated in the car and Lead Officer David Fuller, standing next to the police vehicle showcasing the Breast Cancer Awareness theme, which is courtesy of Auto Trim, located in Prescott. (Prescott Police Department/Courtesy)

Civilian employees, from left, Denise Buchanan, Junette Ellis and Joyce Anderson. Deputy Chief Amy Bonney is seated in the car and Lead Officer David Fuller, standing next to the police vehicle showcasing the Breast Cancer Awareness theme, which is courtesy of Auto Trim, located in Prescott. (Prescott Police Department/Courtesy)

The Prescott Police Department is honoring the community, and members of the department family, during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in a nationwide effort known as The Pink Patch project.

The Pink Patch project is a collaborative effort between public safety agencies throughout the nation to raise public awareness and money for breast cancer education, research, and treatment.

In honor of these efforts, police officers and other department personnel will affix pink patches on their uniforms to raise awareness about the disease, highlighting the importance of early detection and the essential work that must be put forth to find a cure, department Lead Officer Dave Fuller stated in a news release.

“This is also a way for the Prescott Police Department to show special support to several members of our Prescott police family who are facing this disease,” he said.

Throughout the month, the department and the Prescott Police Foundation will be selling the $5 patches at both the police station and at various community events. The Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s gift shops will also be selling the patches. Proceeds will benefit both the foundation’s Pink Patch project and YRMC’s east campus BreastCare Center.

For more information on the project, visit the department’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PrescottPD/ or call 928-777-1900.

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