Wondering what those pink patches signify on the uniforms of the Bethel Police Department?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Bethel Police officers have joined the fight by wearing pink patches on their uniforms as part of an awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and support breast cancer research.  

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019, there will be an estimated 1,762,450 new cancer cases and 607,000 cancer deaths. In Connecticut, the statistics show that there are 22,000 new cases and 6,470 deaths.

The National Cancer Institute researchers are working to advance understanding of how to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer. For the latest treatments and trials in the fight against this disease, click on cancer.gov.

The encouraging news according to sciencealert.com., is that with the invention of digital mammography, yearly breast screenings have become the most affordable and effective strategies in fighting breast cancer in women over 40.