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Police departments pair up to go pink raising money and awareness for breast cancer

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WEST LIBERTY (KWWL) -

Two Eastern Iowa police stations are teaming up in the battle against breast cancer.

Both Iowa City police and West Liberty police are selling pink versions of their badges, part of the Pink Patch Project, an innovate to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer while supporting research organizations.

This is the first time either departments have taken part in the project but both department chiefs were previously at departments that were apart of it.

To get one, all they ask is for a $10 minimum donation. That money will go to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics’ Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Officers from both departments will also wear the patches through the fall. 

"We all have ladies in our lives who are important to us and we want to make sure they're healthy and safe and this is just one way we can show our support to that and again when people see it on our patch the light bulb will go off 'hey, that's pretty cool I haven't had myself checked in awhile. I need to get in there," West Liberty Police Chief Kary Kinmonth said.

Patches can be picked up at both departments.

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