The Pink Patch Project Returns to Pomona – October 15th
September 29, 2017
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Pomona Swap Meet is pleased to announce that the Pomona Police Department and the Pink Patch Project will be at our show on Sunday, October 15th!
The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort by law enforcement and public safety agencies to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support cancer research organizations. It’s estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer can have a profound and lasting impact on both the patient and her loved ones, but this is a disease that can be effectively treated through surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy.
How Can You Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer?
The Pink Patch Project has a simple goal: increase awareness about the life saving benefits of early detection and intervention in the fight against breast cancer. The Project’s symbol is a bright pink version of the public safety officer’s uniform patch, and each participating agency has specially designed their own patch.
The Pomona Police Department will be set up on the Main Aisle of the Pomona Swap Meet on Sunday, October 15th, to sell Pomona Police Pink Patches, pins, t-shirts, and collector coins. The money raised from the sale of these Pink Patch Project items will go directly to City of Hope for research, treatment, and the education necessary to find a cure for breast cancer.
The 1956 Pontiac Chieftain PD Oldie
Come support a good cause, and while you’re here check out the PD Oldie! This 1956 Pontiac Chieftain was purchased by the Pomona Police Officers’ Association about twenty years ago. There’s very little history on the vehicle, but it’s thought to have been a Pomona PD Detective Unit at one time. The Police Association has kept the vehicle as stock as possible while converting it into the replica police vehicle that it is today. Outside mirrors and seat belts have been added for safety.
The numbers 27 and 104 on the vehicle are in memory for two Pomona Police Officers that were killed in the line of duty. #27 is for Danny Fraembs and #104 is for Shawn Diamond. These Officers loved children, were loved by children, and children of all ages love the PD Oldie so the car is dedicated to their memory.
Can’t make it to Pomona on October 15th? Click here for a list of participating agencies and contact information for how to purchase Pink Patch items directly from them.
For detailed information on breast cancer risks, causes, symptoms, treatments, and more, please click here.