Iowa City, West Liberty police departments to raise awareness about breast cancer with patches

These pink patches are available to be worn by police officers in Iowa City and West Liberty while on duty to increase breast cancer awareness. (contributed photo)
These pink patches are available to be worn by police officers in Iowa City and West Liberty while on duty to increase breast cancer awareness. (contributed photo)

IOWA CITY — Police departments in Eastern Iowa will be recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

According to a news release, the Iowa City and West Liberty police departments will be supporting the Pink Patch Project — a public awareness and fundraising campaign — in October. Officers with both agencies will have the option of wearing pink police patches while on duty. The public will also be able to purchase pink patches from either police department for a minimum donation of $10.

Funds raised by the campaign will go to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Those interested can also donate directly to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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

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