October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Evansville Police Department is once again giving you the chance to join the fight against the disease so many in the Tri-State know all too well through the sale of limited edition pink department patches.

The patches are nearly identical to those on the sleeves of the Department's standard uniform in terms of shape, layout, letter font, and the depiction of the Four Freedoms Monument. The glaring difference is the color. Where the standard patches are silver, these limited edition patches are clearly pink (unless you're color blind, if that's the case, you'll have to take my word for it). The other notable difference is the inclusion of the pink ribbon on both sides of the word "Police" that has become synonymous with breast cancer awareness.

The patches are available for $10 each and can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Any Azzip Pizza location in Evansville and Newburgh
  • EPD Records Counter at EPD Headquarters inside the Civic Center
  • Siegel's Uniforms (300 North Congress Avenue in Evansville)
  • EPD Booth during the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival

The Department will also be selling t-shirts for $15 each at their Fall Festival booth as well as at Siegels, EPD Headquarters, and EVSC high school varsity football games. The black shirts will feature a screen printed version of the pink patch on the left side of the chest, and a mostly black and white flag on the back with the thin blue line representing police replacing one stripe, and pink stars in place of white. The flag also features the pink ribbon and the phrase, "So Others May Live."

100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit both the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

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