The Scottsbluff Police Department and Scottsbluff Police Officers Association has announced their first year of participation in the Pink Patch Project. This innovative and collaborative effort started in the Los Angeles area to increase public awareness and funding for breast cancer research and treatment.
Chief Kevin Spencer told KNEB News the Scottsbluff Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the State of Nebraska to help expand the awareness and efforts of this fantastic campaign. The State of Nebraska has twenty six participating agencies this year, which has grown from sixteen last year in 2018, and seven in 2017.
Spencer says the department looks forward to continued involvement in future years.
Throughout the month of October, officers from participating agencies, will be switching out their official agency patches, and replacing them with the agency’s official pink patch.
Members of the public can support the #PinkPatchProject by purchasing pink patches, tee-shirts, and other items in person from Scottsbluff Police Officers and other agencies involved or at the following link: <https://nepinkpatchproject.com/>
100% of all proceeds generated from this campaign go to the law enforcement agency’s participating non-profit entity that supports cancer research and prevention.
The Scottsbluff Police Departments non-profit is the Festival of Hope. The Festival of Hope is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help cancer patients who live in Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming with non-medical expenses as they relate to their cancer care and treatment. <http://www.festivalofhope.net/>