October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Mukilteo Police Department will support this National effort by encouraging police department personnel to wear pink badges or pink breast cancer awareness ribbons on their uniforms. These badges or ribbons will be worn during the month of October. Mukilteo Police Department staff members purchased the badges and ribbons themselves to help raise awareness and show support for the fight against breast cancer. A portion of the sales are donated to breast cancer research charities.
According to U.S. breast cancer statistics, 85% of breast cancers occur in women and in the United States 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. The risk of breast cancer in men is about 1 in 1,000.
“The wearing of pink badges and ribbons by our staff is authorized in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an important cause and we are pleased to raise awareness and take part in the fight against breast cancer”, said Police Chief Cheol Kang.
Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson has also signed a proclamation for “Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which will be read at the October 7 Regular Council Meeting.
For more information about the Mukilteo Police Department contact Crime Prevention Officer Myron Travis at 425.263.8104 or email.