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SLO police to wear pink badges for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Members of the San Luis Obispo Police Department will wear pink badges throughout October in support of breast cancer survivors and breast cancer support organizations.
Members of the San Luis Obispo Police Department will wear pink badges throughout October in support of breast cancer survivors and breast cancer support organizations.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and members of the San Luis Obispo Police Department will be wearing special badges to help the cause.

Throughout the month, officers will wear badges with pink lettering in support of breast cancer survivors and breast cancer support organizations, according to a news release from the Police Department.

Police also plan to award three honorary survivor badges to local cancer survivors, the release said, and they will sell lapel pins to raise money for breast cancer support groups.

“Local police hope their pink badges will help remind women about the importance of early detection,” the release said.

The badges, which are paid for by individual officers at no expense to the city, will feature an image of the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa with pink lettering. Plus, the company that makes the badges will donate $10 for each badge to breast cancer support organizations.

The San Luis Obispo Police Officer Association, along with the San Luis Obispo Police Department Staff Officers Association, are also promoting lapel pins bearing an image of their pink badges, the release said.

Members of the public can purchase the $4 pins and nominate a local breast cancer survivor for an honorary badge through the Police Officers’ Association website at sanluisobispopoa.com.

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