The Iowa City and West Liberty Police Departments, and Iowa City Police Association, are teaming up in the fight against breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

A pink Iowa City Police patch.
hese agencies are joining together throughout October, to support the Pink Patch Project, a public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer, and to support research organizations in combating the disease.

People can purchase a pink Iowa City or West Liberty police patch at either Police Department for a minimum donation of $10. Supplies are limited. Act quickly and support a great cause.

Money raised will benefit the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics’ Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Stead Family Children’s Hospital. To support this effort without purchasing a pink patch, donate online to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Officers with both departments will have the option of wearing the pink police patches while on duty this fall.

“We want to do all that we can to help combat this terrible disease, and wearing the patches will help raise awareness about the disease and the work of the Pink Patch Project,” Iowa City Police Chief Jody Matherly said. 

A pink West Liberty police patch
 Another component of the Pink Patch Project is its work to raise awareness about the life-saving benefits of early detection.

“We hope this effort will raise money for research, but also help remind folks to take the necessary steps to catch and treat breast cancer early,” West Liberty Police Chief Kary Kinmonth said.

To learn more, visit the Pink Patch Project Facebook page.


Date of publication

Monday, September 25, 2017