The Methuen Police Department is participating this month for the first time in the “Pink Patch Project,” a public awareness campaign to bring attention to the fight against cancer and support cancer research organizations.
During October’s nationally recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month, officers, dispatchers, non-sworn personnel and civilian members of the department may participate in a fundraiser, benefitting Dana Farber Cancer Institute by making $50 donations. In exchange, officers and staff receive two pink patches they may place on their uniform shirts.
The Methuen Police Superior Officers’ Association and Methuen Police Patrolman’s Association also joined forces to provide a limited number of Methuen Police pink patches for the public to purchase in support of the charity. Individuals who donate $10 or more will receive one Methuen Police Department pink patch. Donations above $10 are encouraged, but contributors are not eligible for more than one patch.