2021 Pink Patch Project
Lititz Borough Police launch 2021 “Pink Patch Project”
June 30, 2021 – Lititz, PA – The Lititz Borough Police Department (LBPD) in partnership with the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Heath Suzanne H. Arnold Center for Breast Health is proud to announce that they will once again be participating in the #PinkPatchProject! The #PinkPatchProject is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations and caregivers in combating the devastating disease.
The Pink Patch Project (PPP) is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and public safety agencies across the nation. The purpose of the initiative is to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment in addition to raising funds for cancer research, treatment, and education through the sale of commemorative pink patches.
The LBPD became the 103rd law enforcement agency to join the PPP in 2017. The PPP continues to grow as more agencies are added almost daily. In 2019, participating Pink Patch agencies raised over $1,000,000 dollars, all of which was donated to various organizations that support breast cancer research, awareness, or support. The LBPD was able to donate more than $4,100 dollars to the Suzanne H. Arnold Center for Breast Health in 2020 bringing our 4-year total to over $13,700!
The 2021 LBPD Pink Patch was redesigned to celebrate our 5th anniversary as a Pink Patch Agency. The 2021 LBPD Pink Patch is a throwback design to our uniform patch from the 1970s/1980s. The patch also includes the subdued years of 2017 and 2021 to commemorate this milestone.
The LBPD understands that early detection is the key to winning the fight against this devastating disease, which is why we’ve again partnered Penn Medicine Lancaster General Heath Suzanne H. Arnold Center for Breast Health. The Suzanne H. Arnold Center for Breast Health is a state-of-the-art facility right here in Lancaster. They provide patients with convenient, coordinated access to a wide range of breast health and imaging resources, including 3D mammograms so Doctors can “see it, before you feel it.”
During the month of October, LBPD Officers that fulfill the donation requirement will be wearing pink patches on their regular police uniforms to stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage discussion with the public about the importance of early detection and treatment in the ongoing fight against the disease.
The LBPD will be selling the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 commemorative pink patches through the end of October, with all of the proceeds going to the Suzanne H. Arnold Center for Breast Health in their ongoing efforts to provide women with convenient, coordinated access to a wide range of breast health and imaging resources. Along with the patches, The LBPD will also be selling Pink Patch stickers t-shirts. The stickers are a high-quality vinyl rendering of the 2019 LBPD Pink Patch. More information on the shirts will be coming soon.
Patches and stickers will be available in our lobby and online. 2019, 2020, 2021 Patches will be on sale for $11 and 2018 Patches will be $6 or they can be purchased in our lobby for $1 dollar less. To order your patches online click the link here on navigate to the Patch Store on LititzPD.org. Patches and Stickers can also be purchased through mail; by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Lititz Borough Police Department
Attn: Sgt. Detz
7 South Broad Street
Lititz, PA 17543
If you plan on ordering by mail, please make the check out to the Lititz Borough Police Officers Association for the total amount.