FSU Police Department shows support for Pink Patch Project

Ashley Wall / THE GATEPOST

For the second year in a row, the FSU Police Department will show its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Pink Patch Project. 

During the month of October, officers have been seen sporting pink patches on their uniforms. The department is also raising funds for the project through the sale of patches. 

According to the campaign’s website, the project’s goal is to increase “awareness about the life-saving benefits of early detection and early intervention in the fight against breast cancer.” 

The campaign has a “goal of raising funds from the sale of Pink Patch Project patches and other items to go directly to fund the research, treatment, and education needed to help find a cure.” 

FSU Police Sgt. Martin Laughlin said, “There are so many people surviving the deadly disease and we have lost a lot of people in the past from the disease itself. We just want to raise awareness to the cause itself.”

Pink Patches can be purchased for $10 through the FSU Campus Bookstore. They can also be purchased through the following website: https://framstatepink.eventbrite.com

All proceeds from the Police Department’s campaign will go to Susan G. Komen New England.