October 02, 2017 12:55
For the second year, the Portland Police Bureau, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, has gone pink throughout the month of October. This effort is in partnership with Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington to raise awareness and encourage early detection of breast cancer.
Police Bureau members have donned pink caps, pink fabric badges and patches as a show of support for all those affected by breast cancer. Additionally, officers have information cards available with facts about breast cancer, including the importance of early detection and treatment, and where to get more information.
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.
The Portland Police Museum, located at 1111 SW 2nd Avenue, has pink hats for sale for members of the community. The hats are $23; the proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington.
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