FFPD Brings the Pink Patch Project to Aroostook County to Benefit Cary Programs
The Fort Fairfield Police Department has announced the Pink Patch Project to benefit Cary Medical Center’s the Pink Aroostook breast health program and the Jefferson Cary Foundation’s fundraising project for the Women’s Imaging Center at Cary. At the Pink Patch Project, the goal is to increase awareness about the life-saving benefits of early detection and early intervention in the fight against breast cancer. In addition to public education efforts, Fort Fairfield Police Department is raising funds from the sale of Pink Patch Project patches to go directly to Pink Aroostook and the Jefferson Cary Foundation mammography fund.
The program centers on vibrant pink versions of the police department’s uniform patch. These bright pink patches have been specially designed specifically for the Pink Patch Project participation. Police officers wore their pink badges on their regular duty uniforms for the entire month of October during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” Unfortunately, our patches were delayed by a month but have arrived; better late than never! All proceeds will be split between the following two projects.
Pink Aroostook is a breast health program designed for support, advocacy, education, and awareness of breast health issues in northern Maine. Pink Aroostook helps connect people diagnosed with breast cancer to local and national resources which may be able to provide financial and emotional support. Pink Aroostook has limited financial support fund available to help Aroostook County residents dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis – regardless of where they are receiving treatment. To learn more about how you can get involved with Pink Aroostook or to access financial support or resources, please visit them on the web at pinkaroostook.org or on Facebook at Pink Aroostook
Secondly, the Jefferson Cary Foundation has been raising funds to upgrade equipment in the Women’s Imaging Center at Cary Medical Center. You can donate to the Jefferson Cary Foundation and request that the funds go to the mammography project. For more information please contact Executive Director, Tamra Kilcollins, at 493-4849, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org The Jefferson Cary Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 fundraising organization created for the purpose of improving health care in Aroostook County. All gifts are tax-deductible.
A limited supply of only 200 patches are available. Pink Patch Project patches may be purchased for $10.00 each, by mailing a check payable to: Town of Fort Fairfield-PPP; 18 Community Center Dr.; Fort Fairfield, ME 04742. Patches may also be purchased at the Town Office during regular business hours.