Mayor Craig A. Moe and Chief Richard McLaughlin are pleased to announce the Laurel Police Department will go pink in October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
In the fall of 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors. During the month of October, the National Football League promotes breast cancer awareness by incorporating pink on its websites, graphics, and advertisements. Players also show support by wearing pink gloves, cleats, captain’s patches, and other apparel during games.
The Laurel Police Department will show their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October in the following ways:
• Wear a “pink” Laurel Police Department t-shirt underneath their regular dark blue uniform with the top of the t-shirt exposed!
• Display a pink ribbon lapel pin just above their name tag on their uniform!
• Attach a pink magnetized ribbon with the LPD emblem on their police cruiser!
• Tie a pink ribbon onto any or all antennas on their police cruiser!
• Wear a pink Laurel Police Department officer’s badge!
This support will last the entire month of October and while performing their normal patrol duties and functions officers will also be raising awareness and showing support to those affected by breast cancer!