News release from: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
Pink patches, social-media logos and Honor Guard shoulder cords all part of Sheriff's Office effort to raise awareness throughout October
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has joined law-enforcement agencies around the nation to participate in the "Pink Patch Project." It's one part of a larger Sheriff's Office push to spark discussions during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Over the next month, you may see Sheriff's Office deputies in the community wearing star patches with embroidered pink stitching to promote breast cancer awareness. (Photos of the patches are attached.) Sheriff Craig Roberts is encouraging our deputies to wear them on their duty vests throughout the month of October.
The Sheriff's Office ordered 200 of the special #PinkPatchProject badges from The Emblem Authority, joining over 250 agencies nationwide participating in the campaign. Learn more about The Emblem Authority's campaign here.
The Sheriff's Office is working to raise awareness in other ways, as well. In addition to CCSO employees wearing pink patches and awareness pins, the Sheriff's Office has converted its social-media icons to "awareness pink" variant editions for October. And the Sheriff's Office Honor Guard donned pink shoulder cords while presenting the colors at Lakeridge High School with Lake Oswego PD Honor Guard officers on Friday, Oct. 5, during a "Cancer Awareness Night" event. (Photos of the two Honor Guard units wearing the pink shoulder cords are attached.)
Learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month-- and ways you can help -- at these links:
- How the American Cancer Society Fights Breast Cancer
- National Breast Cancer Awareness Month info page