The Iowa City Police Department and Police Association are participating in several initiatives to raise awareness in the fight against cancer during October and November. 

Pink Patch Project

For the second year in a row, the Iowa City Police Department and Police Association are partnering with the Pink Patch Project to support the fight against breast cancer and research combating this deadly disease. During the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pink ICPD patches will be available for sale to the public for $10. To purchase a patch, stop by the Iowa City Police Station, 410 E. Washington St. Patches are expected to sell quickly. Officers are encouraged to participate, so you may see pink patches on uniform sleeves. 

No Shave November (and October!) 

Besides pink patches, the public may also notice some bearded police officers. Officers who donate are eligible to sport beards, mustaches and goatees to support No Shave November and its mission to raise awareness about cancer. Additionally, officers who make a donation, may also wear a thin, pink strand weaved in their hair, or a strip of pink highlight hairspray. 


Patch proceeds and donations from these initiatives will be gifted to the UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at UIHC and the UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. 

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Date of publication

Tuesday, October 02, 2018