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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Post Date:10/02/2017 1:47 PM

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The West Des Moines Police Department is proud to announce a partnership with the Susan G. Komen of Greater Iowa Organization for October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit other than the federal government while also providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its start in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding for screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would work to end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.

Komen Greater Iowa began work as a new, united Komen Affiliate on January 1, 2017. Komen Greater Iowa combines the best of three outstanding Komen Affiliates with rich histories all their own. The mission of Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa Organization is to “save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.”

During the month of October all West Des Moines Police Department squad cars will be displaying the Susan G. Komen pink running ribbon decal on both sides of the vehicle. On Tuesday October 3rd, at 11:00 am we will be hosting an event during which a breast cancer survivor will be placing one of the decals on a squad car.

This event is open to everyone and attendance is encouraged.

For more information on the Susan G. Komen of Greater Iowa Organization please visit their website at www.komengreateriowa.org

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