South Sioux City Police Put the Cuffs on Cancer This October

The South Sioux City Police Department along with the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office and Sioux City Police Department are excited to announce their 2nd consecutive year of participation in the Pink Patch Project (#PinkPatchProject). This innovative and collaborative effort started in the Los Angeles area to increase public awareness and funding for breast cancer research and treatment.

Throughout the month of October, they along with other participating Law Enforcement agencies will be switching out their official agency uniform patches and replacing them with the agency’s official pink patch. All proceeds generated from this campaign go to the law enforcement agency’s participating non-profit entity that supports cancer research and prevention.

The South Sioux City Police Department supports the June E. Nylen Cancer Center and coordinates the funds to help with patient financial assistance as well as helping to purchase state-of-the-art equipment needed in treating cancer patients. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office supports the Hereditary Cancer Foundation which was founded by Brandi Preston, daughter of former Omaha Police Officer and Sioux City, IA native Kamie Preston, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2005. The Sioux City Police Department is also joining in the fight this year and proceeds from their Pink Patch Project will benefit “Caps for Courage” which provides beautiful gift baskets to chemotherapy patients.

Members of the public can support the #PinkPatchProject by purchasing pink patches and t-shirts that are available the Dakota County Law Enforcement Center, 701 West 29th Street, South Sioux City, NE during the month of October and year-round. Patches are $10, this year’s t-shirts are $20+ and previous year t-shirts are $10. Check or cash only. The June E. Nylen Cancer Center’s Marketing Department also has a limited supply for sale. Online sales are available as well at the following link: https://nepinkpatchproject.com/.

Sergeant Jeanette McFee of the South Sioux City Police Department coordinates the local efforts for the Pink Patch Project that benefits JENCC. A breast cancer survivor herself, she knows firsthand how important it is to have the June E. Nylen Cancer Center in our community. “Members of our local law enforcement are proud to help in the fight against cancer. The Pink Patch Project is one way we can raise funds for our local cancer center and we carry that forward into additional activities in No Shave November.”

Post by Andrew Sykes

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