Winter Haven, Florida – Members of the Winter Haven Police Department have voluntarily purchased pink badges in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month thru the month of October.
To show support for those who are fighting, who have won the battle and of course those who have passed due to cancer, officers will wear the pink badges during the entire month of October. Civilians at the agency have the opportunity to show their support with a badge that is suitable for a shadow box to display.
Each person has purchased a badge for different reasons. Chief Bird said “In my case it is to honor my mother who is a survivor, but I also wear it to honor my brother and step-father that died of other types of cancer, as well as a co-worker who has survived cancer. Cancer is a bad disease that takes many of our loved ones prematurely. This is an opportunity for members of the Winter Haven Police Department to bring awareness in our community of all types of cancer. The badge company will donate a portion of the proceeds to a local charity of our choice. Plus, I look good with some pink on my blue uniform.”