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Pink patches show support for breast cancer awareness in Summit County

During the month of October, deputies with the Summit County Sheriff's Department are wearing pink patches to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Credit: Matt Renoux, KUSA

Summit County — Deputies in Summit County are changing their uniforms this month to promote conversations about breast cancer while helping to raise money for the cause.

Sheriff Jamie FitzSimons said the department has added a new color to the uniform with the help of the Pink Patch Project.

“Public safety agencies across the nation are wearing pink patches during the month of October to bring awareness to breast cancer,” FitzSimons said.

It’s not just law enforcement wearing them – for a suggested donation of $15, anyone can buy a pink patch and show their support.

“The money will stay here locally in Summit County,” FitzSimons said. “It’s given to a breast cancer fund at Saint Anthony’s Medical Center in Frisco."

People can stop by the sheriff’s department in Breckenridge to buy one or send cash or a check and a patch will be mailed back.

You can also go to this link to see all the other departments around the country taking part in the project.

“It’s a great cause and it’s supposed to bring about conversations in a community about early detection and treatment,” FitzSimons said. “It’s been a really great reaction.”

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