Long Beach Police Department Pink Patch Project Benefits Breast Cancer Patients at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center

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Breast Cancer, Fundraising

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, members of the Long Beach Police Department and Long Beach Police Officers Association participated in the Pink Patch Project – a collaborative cancer awareness fundraiser in partnership with law enforcement organizations. The 2017 campaign raised $10,000 for the MemorialCare Breast Center at Long Beach Medical Center.

“Serving others is one of our core values,” says Chief Robert Luna, Long Beach Police Department. “The Pink Patch Project allows us to provide an additional level of support to our community.”

The goal of the Pink Patch Project is to raise funds to further the research, treatment and care of those battling cancer, as well as educate the community on the importance of early detection and prevention. Patches and commemorative pins were sold to the community.

“We are grateful to the Long Beach Police Department and Long Beach Police Officers Association for choosing us as one of their beneficiaries for this year’s Pink Patch Project,” says John Bishop, CEO, MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center. “The donation will further our commitment to caring for those diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as their families.”

The MemorialCare Breast Center performs 29,500 breast imaging exams and diagnoses nearly 300 new cases of breast cancer each year.

“There isn’t one of us who hasn’t been touched by cancer,” says Jim Foster, president, Long Beach Police Officers Association. “It is an honor for us to do our small part in giving back. The Pink Patch Project isn’t just a benefit for us, but for the entire community.”