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Posted on: October 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff's Office Joins Forces with the Pink Patch Project for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A photo of the Sheriff's Pink Patch 2023

Summit County Sheriff's Office will wear specially designed pink patches to support Breast Cancer Awareness in October. The limited-edition patches will raise funds to support the Breast Cancer Fund at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.

Contact: Lt. Wanda Wilkerson, Public Information Officer, Summit County Sheriff's Office

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO  – The Summit County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce its participation in the Pink Patch Project during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This collaboration is part of the Sheriff's Office commitment to raising awareness and supporting those affected by breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international campaign aimed at increasing awareness about breast cancer, highlighting the importance of early detection, and supporting research efforts to find a cure. The Pink Patch Project is a nationwide initiative that brings together law enforcement agencies, including the Summit County Sheriff's Office, to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment.

Throughout the month of October, members of the Summit County Sheriff's Office will proudly wear specially designed pink patches on their uniforms to show solidarity with those battling breast cancer and to remind the community about the importance of regular screenings and early detection. These pink patches will serve as a visual reminder of our dedication to the cause.

In addition to wearing pink patches, the Summit County Sheriff's Office will be offering limited-edition pink patches to the public for a suggested donation of $15. The funds raised from patch sales will go towards supporting local care and patients’ needs through the Breast Cancer Fund at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, Colorado. Those interested in obtaining a pink patch should stop by the Sheriff’s Office, located at 501 N. Park Avenue in Breckenridge or mail a check or money order made payable to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Attention Pink Patch Project at P.O. Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424. By purchasing and proudly displaying these patches, community members can join our efforts in the fight against breast cancer.

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons expressed his enthusiasm for this initiative, stating, "Breast cancer affects millions of individuals and families across the world. As members of the law enforcement community, it's our duty to not only protect and serve but also to support important causes like breast cancer awareness. We are excited to be part of the Pink Patch Project and contribute to this essential cause."

The Summit County Sheriff's Office encourages residents and businesses in the community to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month by displaying pink ribbons, organizing awareness events, and supporting local breast cancer charities.

For more information about the Summit County Sheriff's Office's involvement in the Pink Patch Project, patch sales, or other Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities, please visit the Pink Patch website https://pinkpatchproject.com/.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to serving and protecting the residents of Summit County. Committed to community engagement and fostering a safe environment, our agency actively participates in various initiatives and outreach programs.

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