The Portland Police Bureau, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is going pink throughout the month of October.
Officers in all divisions may be donning pink caps, undershirts, socks, bootlaces, and patches as a show of support for all those affected by breast cancer. Additionally, officers will have information cards available with some facts about breast cancer, including the importance of early detection and treatment, and where to get more information.
The Portland Police Bureau has partnered with Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington to raise awareness and encourage early detection.
"Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington staff and board are pleased to collaborate with the Portland Police Bureau and its officers to increase breast health education and the importance of early detection in the communities we serve. Breast cancer affects every one of us, and we know that there are several police officers fighting the disease as we speak. We stand ready to be a resource and a partner," Andrew Asato, Chief Executive Officer.
During the month of October, supporters of Breast Cancer Awareness Month are encouraged to have a conversation with officers wearing their pink, take pictures and share them on social media using the hashtag #PPBPink.
Several members of the Portland Police Bureau have been personally affected by breast cancer as survivors, fighters and/or family members. During the month, the Bureau will share some of these stories.
For members of the public wanting to purchase hats, the Youth Services Division at North Precinct has a limited number of black and pink hats available for $20 each, cash only. Any funds raised through the sale of the hats will be donated to Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington.
Media Relations: Sgt. Pete Simpson Peter.Simpson@portlandoregon.gov Desk: 503-823-0830 Pager: 503-790-1779
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204