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Posted on: September 28, 2023

Ridgefield Police Department Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Vibrant Pink Patches

The 2023 Ridgefield Police Department bright Pink Patch

Ridgefield is joining public safety agencies in Clark County and across the nation by participating in the “Pink Patch Project” for the sixth consecutive year this October. 

The Pink Patch Project is an innovative campaign designed to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the fight against the disease.  The project centers on vibrant pink versions of the public safety agency’s patches worn on uniforms during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.  The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation within the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer. 

This year, Ridgefield is expanding the awareness campaign beyond uniform patches. Ridgefield police vehicles will feature pink ribbons for the month of October, and City staff are participating by wearing pink, City logo shirts on Wednesdays. Other local agencies participating in the awareness campaign this year include Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Camas, Battle Ground, and Washougal Police Departments.

Each year Ridgefield features a uniquely designed patch. The limited edition 2023 patches feature pink camo to represent the battle that breast cancer survivors fight. Patches will be available for sale to the community for $10 to raise money for the Pink Lemonade Project, a local non-profit organization dedicated to the education, support and empowerment of those affected by breast cancer. 

Patches may be purchased at the Ridgefield Police Department (101 Mill Street Ste 110), Ridgefield Hardware, Seasons Coffee, Lava Java, Brewed Awakenings Ridgefield, BevRidge Public, and Taps Beer Reserve. Patches may also be purchased by mail: Ridgefield Police Department, PO Box 546, Ridgefield, WA 98642. If requesting a patch by mail, please include an additional $1 for postage, or provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

“Many of our lives have been touched because someone we know, love, or care about has been affected by cancer,” said Police Chief Cathy Doriot, “the Pink Patch Project is an opportunity for us to connect with our community members to show our support to those who have been impacted by cancer, and to give financial support to the Pink Lemonade Project through the sale of patches.”

Supply is limited for the 2023 patches. Join us in raising awareness about breast cancer by purchasing your patch today.

Police officers with bright pink patches pose with the mayor, Susan Stearns, and city staff.

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