October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Nebraska State Patrol is doing their part to raise awareness and money for research and treatment.
Public Relations Director Cody Thomas says, “The Pink Patch Project is a pretty cool effort that has been going for a few years nationwide. This is the State Patrol’s first year participating and we are joining more than a dozen other agencies across Nebraska in turning our standard patch pink during the month of October.”
Troopers will be given the option swap patches to show their support. This is a chance for law enforcement to join forces to fight one of the leading cancer causes of death among women.
Other police departments taking part in the Pink Patch Project include Omaha, Papillion, Ralston, La Vista and Bellevue.
Thomas says they are also raising money for breast cancer research and treatment by selling the NSP pink patch to the public. Those wanting to purchase a patch or a t-shirt can do so by logging on to http://store.ideal-images.com/pink_patch_project/shop/home .