National Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place every year during the month of October. It is an annual health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every year to increase the awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.:
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
Each year, it is estimated that more than 40,000 women in the United State will die of breast cancer.
Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die.
This year, the Glendale Police Department is taking the initiative in observing and supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month by adding a bright pink Ford Explorer police unit to its fleet of patrol cars. The pink Explorer will be on display in front of the police station and at various locations and events throughout Glendale, CA during the month of October.
Employees of the Glendale Police Department will also be showing support by wearing pink bracelets purchased by the Glendale Police Foundation.
“We are proud to help spread awareness and show support to those affected by breast cancer in our Glendale community.” said Chief Robert Castro. “We not only see this as an opportunity to enhance awareness, but also develop and maintain good community relationships. Officers are keeping our citizens safe, and we also want to keep our citizens healthy.”
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