‘Pink Patches’ Fight Breast Cancer

Courtesy APD    Grab a cool pink Alameda Police Department patch and support breast cancer patients at the same time.

The Alameda Police Department (APD) will be participating in the Pink Patch Project, a public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and support cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease.

During the month of October, APD officers and employees will wear pink shoulder patches and lapel pins. The department hopes to start a dialogue within the community about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer. 

APD is currently selling pink shoulder patches and lapel pins for $10 at its headquarters, 1555 Oak St. The department will donate all proceeds to the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Fremont that provides post-surgical products and services to breast cancer patients. Patches and pins will also be available at select upcoming APD events, including Coffee with a Cop.