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SMCPD Pink Patch Project

The Pink Patch Project

The #PinkPatchProject is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs' Association and several public safety agencies in Los Angeles County and beyond. These agencies have partnered together to combat breast cancer by raising public awareness and to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment.

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. Officers at each of the participating agencies will wear these pink patches on their regular uniforms for the entire month of October each year during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” 
 
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.
 
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, click here.
 
Each public safety agency collaborating in the #PinkPatchProject campaign has partnered with a cancer research organization or support group in their respective communities.The Santa Monica College Police Department is a proud participant in the Pink Patch Project. To support their efforts in this campaign, please click the "Donate" button below.
 

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To purchase PINK GEAR (t-shirts pictured below for $20, or patches starting at $3) contact the Santa Monica College Police Department or the SMC Alumni Association. Also, watch for Pink A.S. shirt giveaways on the quad throughout the month! Proceeds to be donated to the City of Hope.

For informaton on the Pink Patch Project please contact Steve Hearn, hearn_steve@smc.edu or Sergeant Jere Romano, romano_jere@smc.edu. You can also follow the project on Instagram at #Pinkpatchproject or Twiter@pinkpatchprjct