Santa Ana School Police Participate in Pink Patch Project to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Santa Ana School Police Department (SASPD) and the Santa Ana School Police Officers Association (SASPOA) have joined forces to help spread awareness through a month-long Pink Patch Project.
Officers have traded their uniform patch this month to a pink patch in honor of the fight against breast cancer. The Pink Patch Project aims to raise awareness for the early detection, treatment, and comfort care of those suffering from breast cancer.
Patches are available to the community for $10 a piece, and may be purchased by visiting any local school resource officer (during school hours) at any high school campus in the Santa Ana Unified School District. Appointments are also available.
All proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Solutions to assist and support families in Santa Ana during breast cancer treatment. Breast Cancer Solutions provides clients with the following services to enable access to breast cancer treatment:
Temporary financial assistance to ensure stable housing, transportation, adequate nutrition and the ability to pay for out of pocket medical expenses during treatment;
Community-based patient navigation to other resources that provide further types of breast cancer support services;
A one-stop resource for patients to receive compassionate support and mental health assessment and support.