Ross A. Atstupenas
Chief of Police
15 St. Paul St.
Blackstone, MA 01504
For Immediate Release
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Blackstone Police Partner with the Pink Patch Project to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research
BLACKSTONE — Police Chief Ross A. Atstupenas is pleased to announce that the Blackstone Police Department will be taking part in the Pink Patch Project by selling pink uniform patches in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Originating in southern California, the Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort between public safety agencies throughout the country designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support cancer research organizations.
During the month of October, Blackstone Police will be selling special pink uniform patches for $10 each. To request a patch, residents should email Blackstone Police at email@example.com.
Patches will be available for residents to pick up at the end of October and can be paid for in cash. All patch sale proceeds will be donated to the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
“The Blackstone Police Department is honored to be joining the Pink Patch Project in their effort to support breast cancer research by selling these patches to raise money for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber,” Chief Atstupenas said. “This terrible disease has affected so many people and we are glad to be doing our part to help spread awareness and fight for a cure.”
In addition to the special pink patches, Blackstone Police are excited to announce they will soon be debuting a newly designed shoulder patch.
The new patches feature a clean and modern design, incorporating some of the town’s historical elements, including the town seal. This is the first time that the uniform patches have been updated in more than 50 years.
“We excited to modernize our patches with this new design and we hope residents will like the new look,” Chief Atstupenas said.
Blackstone Police will receive their new patches at the end of October and begin replacing the existing patch on places like department forms, social media and the department website. Residents can expect to see the new patches on uniformed officers starting in November.