Local police are going pink in October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the public is invited to them in.

Plymouth Police Going Pink in October

PLYMOUTH – Local police are going pink in October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the public is invited to them in.

Throughout the month, uniformed personnel are allowed to replace their standard shoulder patch with the Plymouth Police Pink Patch as a reminder of the department’s commitment to raising awareness about the disease.

More than 150 public safety agencies nationwide have partnered for the pink patch project, which raises funds through the sale of pink police patches. The goal is to increase education about the importance of early detection and prevention in the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer patients and research organizations in combating the disease.

Each public safety agency in the program has partnered with a local cancer research organization or support group. Plymouth police have partnered with the Norwell Visiting Nurse Association’s Breast Cancer Support Program.

Proceeds from the sale of patches will go directly to the NVNA’s Breast Cancer Support Program to provide services to families from Plymouth and throughout the South Shore.

The patches are $10 each and be purchased anytime at the Plymouth police headquarters, 20 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA 02360 (checks or money orders only – payable to Norwell Visiting Nurse Association). Patches can also be purchased online at www.plymouthpolice.com.