#PINKPATCHPROJECT

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Emblems

Custom Patches, pins, and emblems to help recognize breast cancer awareness month, and contribute to research against breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hero’s Pride joins in the fight against cancer with its Pink Line. From morale patches to custom police patches, to metal insignia for law enforcement and first responders, we are ready to support breast cancer research.

 

Hero’s Pride donates a portion of its Pink Line proceedings to nonprofit organizations that research and provide care for breast cancer patients.

What is the Pink Patch Project?

What began as a small initiative to raise awareness has developed into a national trend among police agencies to wear and sell pink patches in support of breast cancer awareness.

 

The idea revolves around brilliant pink replicas of the Department’s uniform patch that each agency created specifically for the #PinkPatchProject Campaign.

American Flag Pink Line
Woman Smiling

How law enforcement agencies are helping breast cancer research

Partnering with a cancer research or support group in their community, each department is selling their patches to help fund research, treatment, and education needed to help find a cure. Police officers at each of the agencies participating in the campaign will wear these pink patches on their regular police uniforms for the entire month of October during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

 

In addition to stock Pink Line patches, Hero’s Pride develops and produces thousands of custom Breast Cancer Awareness Month police patches, depicting the agency’s jurisdiction seal or logo in a pink theme.

Why do we wear pink during breast cancer awareness month?

People wear pink ribbons to celebrate survivors, remember those who have died from the disease, and support the progress we are making together to beat breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and throughout the year.

 

The idea revolves around brilliant pink replicas of the Department’s uniform patch that each agency created specifically for the #PinkPatchProject Campaign.

Pink Handcuff Pin
Hero's Pride lightweight AIRTEK duty gear

Why is pink the color for Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

 

The Pink Ribbon became an international emblem in 1991, and the inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness Month was held in October 1986.

 

The use of ribbons for a cause dates back to the nineteenth century, according to the United Breast Cancer Foundation. Women were frequently spotted wearing or tying yellow ribbons to trees to honor their loved ones in the military during those days.

 

Charlotte Hayley, a breast cancer survivor, introduced a peach-colored breast cancer awareness ribbon.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation, inspired by the red ribbon, distributed pink ribbons to all breast cancer survivors and participants in the Komen New York City Race for the Cure.

 

The pink ribbon became an international symbol in 1991, and the first Breast Cancer Awareness Month was held in October 1986.