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Nov 15, 2017

Sheriff’s Office Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In addition to fighting crime, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office also supported the fight against breast cancer by going pink for the entire month of October. One of the agency’s police cruisers was more than just a marked car, since it had been striped pink, and the rest of the fleet was sporting pink magnetic ribbons as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Sheriff Shaun Golden said, “Many people are indirectly or directly affected by this devastating disease and we feel it’s vital to show our support and bring awareness to this important cause.” In a show of that support, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, along with other law enforcement agencies, acknowledged the month with pink police vehicles, fire trucks, badges, shirts, or baseball caps, and the sheriff’s office sported pink magnetic ribbons. Even Skye the bloodhound went pink, as did the staff, who wore pink shirts every Friday throughout October.

According to the American Cancer Society, it’s estimated that 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year. It is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. There are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.