Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Goes Pink to Highlight National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // October 1, 2020
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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.
Three years ago, during the month of October, Chief Deputy Doug Waller, Chief Alan Moros, Chief Mike DeMorat and I all purchased pink stars to highlight Cancer Awareness.
Many members of our agency loved the idea and wanted to do the same to show their support for Breast Cancer awareness and research.
Over the past two years, sworn members of our agency were provided the opportunity to purchase pink stars to wear as part of their uniform in October.
Civilian employees could also purchase a smaller version of the star to show their support; and all agency members were given an opportunity to purchase the smaller star for their spouse.
In addition, lapel pins were also available for employees to wear to show their support for this very worthy cause.
Since that time, the response from our team has been remarkable with 483 sworn and civilian members, to include spouses purchasing pink stars and lapel pins, raising just over $2,000.00 to be proudly donated to a nationally recognized Cancer charity.
While “Sheriff’s Office Green” will always, without question be my favorite color, this year our agency is once again allowing our team the opportunity to wear pink during the month of October to show our agency’s support and to help bring awareness to this very worthy cause.
As part of our awareness and support initiative, during the month of October, our entire agency is 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 Cancer in our community and nation. In addition we would love to see as many of our citizens as possible join us as we partner together to help find a cure for Cancer.
As I always say “it takes a community to protect a community” and fighting Cancer is something we can all do together.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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