Broome County Pink Patch Project Helps Local Families Battling Cancer
November 17th, on Friday, the Broome County Sheriff's Office Pink Patch Project presented a large donation to the Community Foundation and the Tina Fund toward helping local families who are fighting cancer.
Broome County Sheriff's Officer Jennifer McPeek, the local organizer of the Pink Patch Project, along with Sheriff Fred Akshar, Undersheriff Davis, Law Enforcement and Corrections Union representatives along with members of the Broome County Sheriff’s Office presented the $4,500 donation.
The Pink Patch Project is a national campaign bringing law enforcement and the community together to raise breast cancer awareness and funding to help local families who are fighting cancer.
This is the first year for the Pink Patch Project in Broome County. 1 in 8 women in the US is at risk of developing breast cancer, it's an issue that affects every community.
My mother is a breast cancer survivor, and so is my sister-in-law. It’s an issue that affects so many families across our community, so I wanted to do something special to help local families who are fighting this terrible disease. The response and support from the community and our team here at the Broome County Sheriff’s Office have been wonderful. We are already looking forward to next year.- Officer Jennifer McPeek
According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office news release, in October, over 80 members of the Broome County Sheriff’s Corrections and Road Patrol divisions wore pink badges and patches and helped raise funds for local families battling cancer.
Community members also lent their support to the Project by visiting the Pink Patch Project online store. All of the proceeds will go to a local organization - the Tina Fund, which supports local families fighting breast cancer. The fund assists families with groceries, childcare, and other expenses.
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