Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Members Debut Pink Badge of Courage For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // September 30, 2019
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As everyone knows, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is also the time of year when you see a lot more folks wearing pink to show their support for those who have been taken from us way to early and those who are currently battling this horrific disease.
Last year, during the month of October, Chief Deputy Doug Waller, Chief Alan Moros, Chief Mike DeMorat and I all purchased pink Deputy Stars to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Many of our members thought it was a great idea to help bring awareness to Breast Cancer while also showing our support for those impacted by Breast Cancer.
So as a result, this year’s sworn members of our agency were provided the opportunity to purchase a pink star to wear as part of their uniform during the month of October and Civilian employees could purchase a smaller version of the star to show their support as well.
In addition, all agency members were given an opportunity to purchase the smaller star for their spouse and lapel pins were also available for employees to wear to show their support for this worthy cause.
As you would expect from our team, the response was remarkable!
Nearly 200 sworn and 84 civilian members to include spouses purchased pink stars and lapel pins and in doing so raised $1,500 that will be proudly donated to the nationally recognized effort, “Real Men Wear Pink” that is locally chaired this year by Commissioner Curt Smith.
While “Sheriff’s Office Green” will always, without question be our favorite color, during the month of October the color “pink” will hold a special place on our uniforms and in our hearts as our team members are authorized to wear pink ribbons or pink stars on their uniforms and our civilian members can wear pink attire to signify how we all work together to support those who have been impacted by Breast Cancer.
In addition, we would love to see as many of our citizens as possible join us as we partner together to help one day find a cure.
As I always say “it takes a community to protect a community” and fighting Breast Cancer is something we can all do together!
We would also like to invite you to join our team at this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Saturday October 26 at the Avenue in Viera.
The walk starts at 9:00 a.m., so get your pink on and join us as we all work together to make a difference!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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