10/2/2013 11:23:00 AM Prescott Valley Cops go pink in October Officers don pink baseball caps for Breast Cancer Awareness
Prescott Valley police officers will don baseball caps with pink lettering to honor October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds from the sale of the caps to police will go to the Susan G. Komen’s “Race for the Cure.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, to honor, those with cancer and raise awareness in the process, Prescott Valley police officers will don baseball caps with pink lettering and the unmistakable pink ribbon. The purchase of the hats isn't mandatory, however, according to PV police department spokesman Brandon Bonney.
Proceeds from the purchases go directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation's "Race for the Cure."
"The idea for the hats came from a PVPD officer who wanted to help raise money for the foundation. The Prescott Valley Police Officers Association purchased the hats, with all the above cost proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation," Bonney said in a Wednesday news release.
Cancer, he said, doesn't just affect a certain area of the community.
"Providing safety and security for our community reaches further than traffic stops and arresting criminals," Bonney said. "A safe and healthy community should be the goal for all of our citizens. Cancer is something that affects all communities, including the law enforcement community."