Many Thanks for Making the 2020 Project a Success!
The Wellesley Police Department is participating in the Pink Patch Project this year, a nationwide awareness campaign where police departments sell pink patches during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The police department will be selling a limited edition Pink Patch which showcases the Town of Wellesley seal in pink.
Donations will be made to The Julie Fund for Women’s Cancers. The Julie Fund was started in 2004 when Julie McAvinn, a Wellesley resident, died from ovarian cancer. Julie was 40 years old and the mother of 3 children when her life was cut short. This fund is used for women’s cancer research, patient and family support, and educational programs in order to raise awareness of the symptoms and treatments for all types of women’s cancer.
The $10 patch can be purchased online, at select stores in town and at the Wellesley Police Department. Since the inception of the Pink Patch Project in 2015, more than 900,000 patches have been sold and more than $1.4 million dollars have been donated to cancer research organizations nationwide.
Officers will be participating in the event by wearing a pink pin and have the option of wearing the pink patches on their uniform during October.
Questions about the project can be directed to Lieutenant Marie Cleary at MCleary@Wellesleyma.gov
For more information on The Julie Fund for Women’s Cancers
For more information on the Pink Patch Project