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Brunswick police going pink to raise awareness, money for cancer research

Posted at 6:03 PM, Oct 02, 2019

BRUNSWICK, Ohio — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, the Brunswick Police Department is showing their support for patients by raising money and awareness about all cancer.

Brunswick police officers are going pink to show their support.

Starting October 1, officers started wearing pink patches on their uniforms. They are trying to raise cancer awareness and raise money for vital cancer research.

Brunswick police ordered 100 of the pink patches.

“Cancer is something that affects everybody,” said Brunswick Police Chief Brian Ohlin.

Within just a few weeks, all 100 patches were sold.

“We’re in the process of getting more made. We’re going to have a police station open house October 10 at 6 p.m. our plans are to have the patches available for the public to purchase for ten dollars,” said Ohlin.

Money raised will go to the American Cancer Society and the Cleveland Clinic for cancer research.