Real men and women in blue aren’t afraid to wear pink this month in the Omaha metro area. La Vista Police Chief Bob Lausten says this is part of the “Pink Patch Project” to raise cancer awareness within the community.
Chief Lausten says, “Cancer affects everybody whether it is breast cancer, brain cancer and pediatric cancer. Law enforcement officers are out in the field and this is a connection with everyone to show we support this work. We are part of this and it really brings ‘Putting the Cuffs on Cancer’ metro-wide.”
Papillion, Bellevue, La Vista and Omaha Police Departments along with the Sarpy and Douglas County Sheriff’s Departments designed their own pink patch that officers are wearing during the month of October. Those patches are available to the public for $10 each and can be purchased by logging on to idealimages.com. Pink Patch t-shirts are also available at all metro area Hy-Vee stores.
Chief Lausten says each department has selected a charity to donate proceeds to. They include the Hereditary Cancer Foundation, Scare Away Cancer and Leap-For-a-Cure.