Nebraska police agencies rolled out their Pink Patch Program on Monday.
It is the second year for the program in Nebraska.
The idea came from California, and La Vista Police Chief Bob Lausten quickly adopted the idea, with seven other agencies jumping on board.
This year’s efforts have more than doubled, with 16 agencies joining in.
Each agency chooses their benefactor. La Vista supports Scare Away Cancer. Sarpy County supports A Leap For a Cure.
Omaha Police Captain Laurie Scott said OPD is going with a closer tie.
“We chose the Hereditary Cancer Foundation, which is kind of near and dear to Omaha’s heart. Former Omaha police officer Kammie Preston, her daughter runs the foundation. The foundation was named after her. She lost her life in her early 40’s to breast cancer,” Scott explained.
The patches and other items can be purchased through Ideal Images’ website, along with 11 local Hy-Vee locations.
The program runs through the end of October.