For the month of October, officers with the Wilmington Police Department will be proudly wearing pink badges.
The officers will wear the pink badges in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The officers individually purchased the pink badges.
The proceeds from the badges will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure to help raise money for breast cancer awareness, stated a news release.
In addition to bearing the words “Wilmington police” and the year “2017”, the center of the badge includes the wording: “Arrest breast cancer; unlock the cure”.
“This is a great cause, and I am proud of those officers buying the badges and wearing them,” Wilmington Chief of Police Duane Weyand said.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is held annually to raise awareness of breast cancer, the value of screening and early detection, plus treatment options.
CMH Regional Health System will host its 10th annual Brake for Breakfast at Foster J. Boyd, M.D. Regional Cancer Center on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 9:30 a.m. Last year’s event set a record with more than 1,000 attendees.