Pink Patch Project Raises Over $12,000 for Memorial Hospital Foundation - Circle of Hope Fund
The Sheriff's Office will be presenting a check to the Memorial Hospital Foundation - Circle of Hope Fund on Friday, November 2, 2018, at 9:30 AM, at the Office of the Sheriff, 3rd Floor Community Room, located at 27 E. Vermijo Avenue.
This is the third consecutive year that the Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Fraternal Order of Police – Lodge 9 to raise funds for the Pink Patch Project. With the sale of pink patches and other commemorative items, we are proud to announce that a total of $12,000 was raised for the Memorial Hospital Foundation – Circle of Hope Fund.
The Circle of Hope Fund provides direct financial assistance to cancer patients to offset the costs of the disease and treatment. The funds help cover transportation, food, supportive cancer treatments not covered by insurance, medical supplies, lodging for patients and caregivers, living expenses, and complementary therapies provided by
Memorial Hospital, but not covered by insurance.
The Los Angeles County Police Chief’s Association (LACPCA) started the Pink Patch Project as an innovative campaign designed to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the fight against the disease. The project has since grown into a collaborative effort between the LACPCA and over 320 public safety agencies throughout the United States.
Each participating agency designs a vibrant pink version of their agency’s uniform patch. Officers wear the pink patches on their uniforms throughout the month of October during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”. The pink patches encourage public awareness within the community about early detection and treatment in the fight against this disease. As a part of this program, participating agencies also sell pink patches, shirts, coins, and other items to the community.
Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative items go to fund breast cancer education, research, and treatment. In 2017, the program raised more than $500,000.00 nationwide.
The presentation is open to the public.