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Matt Paret

Vernon Hills Police Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer

In addition to the traditional blue, anyone who sees a Vernon Hills police officer in October has a good chance of seeing a rather unusual color on the officer’s uniform.
 
In an effort to show their support for those friends and family members affected by breast cancer, many members of the Vernon Hills Police Department will be carrying pink handcuffs and wearing pink t-shirts under their uniforms during the month of October.
 
October is widely recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with an annual campaign focused on increasing awareness about the disease and sharing information about early detection and prevention.  According to the Susan G. Komen organization, in 2019 it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 41,760 breast cancer deaths.
 
"Breast cancer has touched the lives of several of our officers and employees," said Patrick Kreis, Chief of Police.  "Officers wearing pink is a great way to raise awareness and spread the word that early detection is key to battling this disease."
 
Anyone with questions can call (847) 247-4889.

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