Public can purchase pink patches, donate to American Cancer Society
The Farmington Police Department will collaborate with the American Cancer Society for the first year to raise money and awareness for breast cancer through the organization’s Pink Patch Project.
The public is welcome to purchase a pink patch version of the Farmington Police Department’s patch until Oct. 31.
Each patch is $10 and can be bought at Farmington Police Department, 19500 Municipal Drive. The patches will be sold at the front lobby window during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Purchases can be made with either cash or check. Additional donations will be collected for the American Cancer Society.
“It’s important to note each officer sporting a pink patch purchased it themselves,” said Farmington Police Officer Chris Lutz. “We are proud to wear them in support of the American Cancer Society.”
At the end of October, proceeds will be presented to the American Cancer Society. The Pink Patch Project started in 2013 and since then 900,000 patches have been sold through 390 departments across the nation.
Farmington is joining two other Dakota County police agencies in Rosemount and Hastings in wearing the pink patches.