Cathedral City Police Department’s Shoulder Patch Turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Cathedral City Police Department will show its support in finding a cure by replacing its current police patch worn on their uniform sleeves with a pink colored police shoulder patch. The pink patch symbolizes the need for more research to cure all cancers, and in this particular awareness month, breast cancer.

The statistics are startling! According to the Centers for Disease Control, excluding certain types of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the most common cause of death from cancer for Hispanic women. Additionally, 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in U.S. women this year ( Of those who have been diagnosed, more than 40,000 women and 2,100 men will succumb to the disease annually.

You can help in the fight against breast cancer by purchasing a pink police patch from the Cathedral City Police Department for $10.00. The proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in their mission to support research, patient services, early detection, diagnosis and treatment programs.

With one in eight women affected by breast cancer in their lifetime, the disease has the ability to invade all families and affect grandmothers, mothers, daughters, aunts, and even, their male equivalents.

To purchase a pink police patch and raise awareness, contact Detective Nate Hanley by calling (760) 770-0328 or email

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