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Join QCC Campus Police and Help in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

September, 2018
  • QCC Police Pink Patch Project
    QCC Police Pink Patch Project
  • QCC Police display their pink patches
    From left: Officer Catherine Dixon,Deputy Chief Stephen DiGiovanni, Sgt. Daniel Litchfield, Deputy Chief Reynaldo Rodriguez and Officer Todd LaBranche

Be Part of the Pink Patch Project

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign organized by breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research and prevention. The Quinsigamond Community College Campus Police Department is joining other public safety officials across the country in an effort to bring awareness in the fight against cancer by being a part of the Pink Patch Project (#PinkPatchProject).

The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations. Each public safety agency has partnered with a cancer research organization or support group in their communities, with all proceeds going to their chosen organization. QCC Campus Police have chosen Cops for Kids with Cancer and have designed a pink Quinsigamond Police patch that's for sale to the general public. Cost of the patch is $5 and all proceeds will go to Cops for Kids with Cancer.

"We are a community college and thought education," said Officer Catherine Dixon. "So we looked for a children's cancer charity site and found 'Cops for Kids with Cancer.'"

The non-profit has given to over 510 families in need, totaling more than $2.5 million in and around the New England area. The goal of Cops for Kids with Cancer is to remove some financial burden for the family of the child with cancer, so that their energies can go toward helping their child beat cancer and live a healthy life.

According to Deputy Chief of Operations Stephen DiGiovanni, all QCC police officers will be wearing the patches for the month of October.

"We received great backing from the Chief Ritacco on this, which was paramount," Deputy Chief DiGiovanni said, adding that this is the first year the QCC Police have done the Pink Patch Project. He said they plan to continue this each year.

Patches are currently for sale at the QCC Police Department (Room 136AC) and at the QCC Bookstore on the College’s main campus. To date over 100 patches have been sold and more than $525 has been raised. For more information, contact the QCC Campus Police at  508.854.4221. 

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