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Cops join fight against breast cancer



Published: Mon, October 1, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report

NEW MIDDLETOWN

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the occasion is dedicated to increasing awareness about the early detection of breast cancer.

New Middletown police have joined the fight with their “Arrest Breast Cancer” awareness campaign, where all village police officers will wear a pink breast-cancer badge on their uniform throughout October and all patrol units will display pink breast-cancer awareness ribbons.

Officials hope the pink badges will draw attention to the seriousness of breast cancer, urge early detection and prompt treatment to save lives.

“Many in our extended families have dealt with this devastating condition, and in support of those loved ones and those who suffer from breast cancer, we support you and your families,” said village Police Chief Vincent D’Egidio.

“Breast cancer is the most-common cancer among women in the United States. Mahoning County has one of the highest incident rates of late-stage breast cancer in the state of Ohio,” said Tasha Wells of the American Cancer Society.

To continue to support breast-cancer awareness, village police urge interested parties to attend the American Cancer Society “Making Strides Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness” on Saturday at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

For information on the New Middletown police’s efforts, call 330-542-2846.


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