2019 Pink Patch Project

On Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 10:30 AM, a press conference will be held at the Cancer Survivors Park, 1111 S 105th St, Omaha, NE to kick off the Nebraska Pink Patch Project and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Many participating Nebraska Law Enforcement Agencies will be in attendance.  Representatives from the South Sioux City PD and Dakota County Sheriff’s Office will be attending this press conference. 

The South Sioux City Police Department and Dakota County Sheriff’s Office are excited to announce their 2nd consecutive year of participation in the Pink Patch Project (#PinkPatchProject). This innovative and collaborative effort started in the Los Angeles area to increase public awareness and funding for breast cancer research and treatment.

The Omaha Police Department helped to spearhead the involvement of law enforcement agencies across the State of Nebraska to help expand the awareness and efforts of this fantastic campaign. We are excited to announce that the State of Nebraska has twenty six participating agencies this year, which has grown from sixteen last year in 2018, and seven in 2017. We look forward to continued involvement in future years to come and encourage all law enforcement agencies across the state to join us!

Throughout the month of October, participating Nebraska Law Enforcement will be switching out their official agency patches, and replacing them with the agency's official pink patch.

Members of the public can support the #PinkPatchProject by purchasing pink patches, tee-shirts, and other items directly from agencies involved or the following link:

https://nepinkpatchproject.com/

100% of all proceeds generated from this campaign go to the law enforcement agency's participating non-profit entity that supports cancer research and prevention.

Pink patches and t-shirts are also available at the Dakota County Law Enforcement Center, 701 West 29th Street, South Sioux City, NE during the month of October and year round.

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office supports the Hereditary Cancer Foundation which was founded by Brandi Preston, daughter of former Omaha Police Officer and Sioux City, IA native Kamie Preston, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2005.  Ten to 15% of all cancers are hereditary and the Hereditary Cancer Foundation is committed to identifying families at-risk for developing cancer by paying for and improving access to genetic testing.

The South Sioux City Police Department supports the June E. Nylen Cancer Center in Sioux City, Iowa and coordinates the funds to help with patient financial assistance as well as finance equipment needed to assist in treating cancer patients. 


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