EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM)-National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities, every October.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, along with law enforcement agencies across the state are doing their part to bring awareness and raise money for the cause.
Public Information Specialist for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Samantha Karges says, the project began in SOCAL.
“This is a project that originated down in Southern California for law enforcement and emergency services to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiative,” she said.
The initiative is a way to support survivors who are currently going through treatment, and to raise money to fund research for cancer treatments.
For the month of October, Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies will be wearing a pink patch on their should, they had to purchase for $10.
All to spread awareness to breast cancer, the second most common cancer among women in the United States, according to the CDC.
The patches aren’t available to the public, however, the public can join in on the month long initiative.
“We do have a special edition sticker that the public can buy these are one dollar,” she said. “We know that cancer has a huge impact on the members of our community, especially here in our office.
“We have several cancer survivors, and so this is our way of just showing our support in helping do something good for our community.”
The special edition stickers can be purchased in the sheriff’s office lobby and at some local businesses all proceeds will stay local and help support survivors who are undergoing-cancer treatment and to raise money to fund research for those treatments.
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