Portland police wear pink to spread the word on breast cancer
Awareness campaign coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Portland Police Bureau will add a touch of pink to officers' uniforms during the month of October, which has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The month-long effort to spread the word was announced Saturday.
Officers in all divisions may be donning pink caps, socks, bootlaces and patches as a show of support for all those affected by breast cancer, the bureau said in a news release.
Officers also plan to carry fact cards with information on breast cancer, particularly focusing on the importance of early detection and treatment. The bureau said it encourages the public to stop and talk about breast cancer with officers who are wearing pink.
Several officers on the force have had personal experience with breast cancer either as survivors, fighters or family members, the PPB said, and they plan to share those stories as the month goes on.
The police bureau is working with Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington on the awareness effort.