In an effort to combat breast cancer in the community, the San Ramon Police Department has donated over $3,000 toward cancer research through its participation in the Pink Patch Project.
The project promotes breast cancer awareness and raises funds for the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation through the sale of commemorative patches depicting the SRPD logo in pink -- the official color of breast cancer awareness efforts.
The foundation -- a recipient of the Pleasanton Weekly’s 2018 Holiday Fund -- supports cancer patients in the Tri-Valley by providing them with financial assistance specifically for healing therapies not covered by insurance, such as acupuncture or a therapeutic massage.
According to the foundation, the $3,090 donated from the SRPD will benefit 154 cancer patients in the community.
“What a wonderful way to end the year! Thank you San Ramon Police Department for your wondrous support! Thank you to all those that have generously given your time, talent and treasure to our cancer cause this year,” foundation officials said on Facebook.
At $10 apiece, the SRPD was able to sell 309 pink patches for its 2019 campaign, a slight jump from the 280 sold in 2017, the department's first year participating in the project.
The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort led by the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs' Association and taken part in by approximately 1,000 law enforcement agencies in all 50 states, according to the Pink Project website.