The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office is going pink for cancer awareness as part of the Pink Patch Project.
The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, which represents the men and women of the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, will be selling pink patches for $10 each. All proceeds from the sale will go to Leap-For-A-Cure, an Omaha-based organization dedicated to improving brain cancer awareness, education and treatment. Two Sarpy County deputies, Ryan Fawcett and Rick Staack, died after battles with brain cancer in 2012 and 2013.
The public can support the cause by buying patches from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office.
Since its inception in 2008, Leap-For-A-Cure has raised more than $850,000, with all money staying in the Omaha area. To learn more about the organization, visit LeapForACure.org.
The Pink Patch Project started in 2015 at the Irwindale Police Department in California as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and research. The movement spread quickly, and there are more than 130 agencies participating and supporting various cancer charities. Several local agencies, including Sarpy County 911, are taking part this year.