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ed one of the pink patches sent to her daughter , a breast cancer survivor . Another buyer is a retired police officer all the way in Scotland .
“ Everyone in the community has been affected in some way by cancer . I continue to be amazed by the efforts of the men and women of the Fullerton Police Department and their desire to help others in need . CSO Wells did a great job organizing and promoting our involvement . We are proud to be a part of the Pink Patch Project , a project that will help us donate funds directly back into the community to fight cancer ,” says FPD Chief Dan Hughes .
The larger initiative as a whole has really taken off , says Gatto . His mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor who had early detection , treatment and 100-percent recovery – so he understands the importance of awareness .
“ It ’ s really exploded ,” he says . “ It ’ s a feel-good program that a lot of people have a connection to .”
With half of L . A . County ’ s law enforcement community committed to the campaign and more than 65 agencies involved , Miranda hopes the effort can go national .
“ Ideally I ’ d love to see this go out like a National Night Out ,” he says . “ I think for me personally at the end of the rainbow that would be awesome to see that as a nationwide effort .”
Miranda points to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as an example where a widespread marketing campaign raised a lot of money that made an impact for a great cause . He hopes the law enforcement community can do the same for breast cancer .
To purchase the patches from other agencies , visit pinkpatchproject . com . Any public safety agency wishing to start a Pink Patch Project locally or wanting to partner with an existing Pink Patch program , can email pinkpatchproject @ gmail . com . ■

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“ Maybe we can have some kind of breakthrough with this initiative as well ,” Miranda says . “ Do our part .”
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