West Fargo Police hosting pink badge fundraiser

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The West Fargo Police Department is selling these pink patches in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Special to the Pioneer

West Fargo Police Department officers will sell pink versions of the department’s patch during the month of October to raise awareness for breast cancer. The commemorative patches are available for the public to purchase for $10 at the West Fargo Police Department lobby, 800 Fourth Ave. E., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patches are also available at the West Fargo Sandy's Donuts , 301 Main Ave. W., and the Osgood Sandy’s Donuts , 4215 45 th St. S., during business hours.

All proceeds from the sale will go to the Edith Sanford Breast Center, which improves access to comprehensive breast care and facilitates collaboration between researchers, physicians, and patients to advance a shared goal of finding cures.

“This is the third year the West Fargo Police Department has participated in the Pink Patch Project,” said Denis Otterness, Chief of the West Fargo Police Department. “We are continuing to lean on the community and encourage the public to help us win the fight against breast cancer while supporting a great cause.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States. In 2017, the CDC shows that 543 breast cancer cases were reported in North Dakota. Although the rate is going down, the number of new cases and deaths is going up because of the size and aging of our population.

Community members who purchase a patch are encouraged to help spread awareness and encourage others to participate by tagging @WestFargoPolice on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with pictures of their patches and #PinkPatchProject.


For more information on the Pink Patch Project, go to .

As the West Fargo editor, Wendy Reuer covers all things West Fargo for The Forum and oversees the production of the weekly Pioneer.
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