Fort Fairfield Pink Patch Donation
Fort Fairfield Police Department Hosts Pink Patch Project for Second Year
Teaming up with Pink Aroostook and the Jefferson Cary Foundation to Raise Awareness on the Benefits of Early Detection and Intervention in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
The Fort Fairfield Police Department is hosting the Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Patch Project for a second year. The goal of the project, 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, the Fort Fairfield Police Department is raising funds from the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Uniform Patches for the benefit of 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 made to get area residents to participate in a Breast Cancer Awareness campaign to promote early detection. According to Fort Fairfield Police Chief, Matthew Cummings, Fort Fairfield Police Officers are helping to make more area residents aware of early detection. “The patches that we’re selling in our fund raising effort are helping to make a difference promoting the importance of early detection and intervention,” Cummings explained. “A limited supply of only 60 patches are available and may be purchased for $10.00 each from any police officer in Fort Fairfield and at the Fort Fairfield Town Office. All proceeds from the sale of the pink patches are being split between the Pink Aroostook Project and the Jefferson Cary Foundation, both at Cary Medical Center.”
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 a 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 facebook.com/pinkaroostook, or call Cindy Blanchette, RN, Pink Aroostook Project Coordinator, at 207-498-1364.
The Jefferson Cary Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 fund raising organization created for the purpose of improving health care at Cary Medical Center and throughout Aroostook County. The Foundation continually raises funds to upgrade equipment in the Women’s Imaging Center at Cary Medical Center. In 2021 a new state-of-the-art 3D Imaging Mammography Unit was added to the hospital’s Imaging Center with financial support from the Foundation. For more information about the Foundation please visit their website pages at: https://www.carymedicalcenter.org/about-cary/jefferson-cary-foundation/ways-to-give/, or call Tamra Kilcollins, Executive Director at the Foundation office at 207-493-4849. All gifts are tax deductible.
Pictured: Fort Fairfield Police Chief Matthew Cummings recently presented the Jefferson Cary Foundation and the Pink Aroostook Project with funds from the sale of Pink Uniform Patches as part of the department’s Pink Patch Project raising awareness of the benefits of early detection and intervention in the fight against breast cancer. With Chief Cummings are, (left), Tamra Kilcollins, Executive Director of the Jefferson Cary Foundation, and (right), Cindy Blanchette, RN, Pink Aroostook Project Coordinator.