Sunday, October 27, 2013

Officers wear ribbons to support breast cancer awareness - By Michelle Libby

Windham Police officers have added a new ribbon to their uniforms for the month of October. The ribbons are not for their heroism or bravery, but for those who are battling or survived breast cancer. The month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

“The idea popped into my head during homecoming week with the team supporting Deb McAfee. Our team can participate in this effort to honor the many lives lost each year, to promote the importance of early detection, and support the many survivors,” said Officer Matt Cyr. When he pitched the idea to the police chief, the chief, Rick Lewsen, was in favor of the pins because “we all know someone that has been affected by breast cancer,” the Windham Police Association wrote on their Facebook page
Although, not mandatory, officers who wanted to were asked to give a donation to the American Cancer Society for the pins and most of the officers then wanted to donate to the local Windham Cancer Support Group, according to WCSG member Kim Murray.  

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