October is national breast cancer awareness month, and the Battle Ground Police Department is doing its part to bring awareness to this life-altering disease by wearing specially designed pink shoulder patches on uniforms to honor and support survivors, their families, and those who have passed.
Each year, over 42,000 women and 500 men will die from this devastating cancer. Approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Chances are high that everyone knows someone who is fighting or has fought this battle, and we want those people to know they are not alone. The Battle Ground Police Department stands behind those survivors and their families that are fighting for their very lives.
If you need support or if you would like to provide support, we encourage you to visit the Pink Lemonade Project , a non-profit organization that educates, supports, and empowers those affected by breast cancer in Southwest Washington and Portland, Oregon area.
* Photo is of Chief Mike Fort wearing a pink shoulder patch in support of breast cancer awareness