The Thin Blue Line is going pink.
For the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Hanahan Police Department will be wearing a pink version of our regular shoulder patch to show support of Breast Cancer survivors, honor those who lost their battle with this dreadful disease, and to raise awareness of the need to defeat this monster that preys on our loved ones. Our department has had two wonderful people fall victim to this predator; Vicki Price and Rose Fillingame. Both of these ladies worked in our Records Section and faced their attacker with a steadfast defiance. Sadly, Vicki lost her fight in 2012. She is still thought of to this day and the way she did not let this disease rob her of her sense of humor. Rose, diagnosed in 2015, has stood up to this enemy and continues to fight. She has barely missed a beat and has not let her struggle get in her way. So, in memory of Vicki and in honor of Rose, after the month of October we will be selling the pink patches to raise money to fund the research and ultimate defeat of this enemy. The proceeds will be donated to a local cancer center.
The Pink Patch Project (PPP) is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. The purposes of the PPP are to:
- Raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment
- Raise funds for cancer research, treatment and education through the sale of commemorative pink patches (and other items).