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The Pink Patch Project and the Blackstone Police Department

Did you know that every year the Blackstone Police Department takes part in the Pink Patch Project? Since October 2017, the Blackstone Police Department has been selling pink uniform patches in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Across the country, police officers are sporting rosy-colored emblems on their uniforms and selling the special edition patches for the month of October for a variety of cancer-related issues.

Agencies from all over Massachusetts that take part in the Pink Patch Project took a photo last Monday, September 30, at the Gillette Stadium. Officer Laudon attended the event for the Blackstone Police Department.

This October, Blackstone residents can buy special pink uniform patches for $10 each. The pink patches are available at the police station lobby, just ask the dispatcher. There are only 100 patches left so head on down!

Why did the Blackstone Police Department join the Pink Patch Project?

The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. The Blackstone Police Department believes in this campaign and what it is trying to accomplish especially that 1 out of 8 women get diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime. The Blackstone Police Department believes that number is way too high and support finding a cure for this terrible disease.  With the Pink Patch Project, the Blackstone Police Department also hopes that more women are reminded to get checked yearly by their doctor. Sgt. Kevin Luis has been in charge of the Pink Patch Project for the Blackstone Police and has designed the patches. 

Sgt. Kevin Luis has been in charge of the Pink Patch Project for the Blackstone Police and has designed the patches.

Is there a target?

The target is always to sell as many as possible for the cause. Some of the patches get donated to survivors and some get traded with other agencies. In 2017, $600 were donated and last year in 2018 the donation was only half at $300. Blackstone residents, you know we can do more than that! Support the Blackstone Police Department and get your Pink Patches now for only $10 a piece.

All patch sale proceeds will be donated to the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. For questions about the Pink Patch Project, email pinkproject@blackstonepolice.org


Send us photos of your own Blackstone Pink Patches if you have any, we might feature them!

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