The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with over 700 law enforcement agencies nationwide in the Pink Patch Project. The Pink Patch Project is a campaign to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the fight against the disease.
As part of this campaign, uniformed Sheriff’s Office employees are allowed to wear a pink version of the department patch on their uniform each October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The change in uniform is intended to stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and the on-going fight against this disease.
These patches will also be available for purchase by the public as a collectable item. All proceeds will be donated directly to the American Cancer Society at the end of October. Patches will be available for purchase directly from the Sheriff’s Office for $10 each in the following ways: In person at the Sheriff’s Office Records Division or Jail Administrative Office; By check (payable to SCSO, Pink Patch in the memo line) via mail to: SCSO Pink Patch Project, 1 Sheriff’s Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701; Venmo: @SCSOHONOR-GUARD or Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org