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California Pink Patch Project (U.S.)

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[California Pink Patch Project flag] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 7 October 2019



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Every year, many police agencies roll out a pink shoulder patch for a few weeks to support breast cancer research. Here, the Oxnard Police Department has a pink California flag: https://scontent-sea1-1.cdninstagram.com/

More on the Pink Patch Project: https://pinkpatchproject.com/
Dave Fowler, 1 October 2019

The Pink Patch Project began in 2013 with the Seal Beach Police Department in Southern California, when the SBPD officers wore pink patches on their uniforms during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and sponsored by the American Cancer Society and similar organizations worldwide. Since then the Pink Patch Project has become a yearly event with multiple police agencies wearing special pink shoulder patches for the month to support breast cancer research. The program has expanded to include hundreds of emergency response agencies including, police, sheriff, fire, EMS and federal departments worldwide.

In October 2019, the Oxnard Police Department introduced a pink California bear flag as part of their Pink Patch Project observations during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Sources:
1. Historical Flags of Our Ancestors (http://www.loeser.us/flags/protest3.html#bcam)
2. Pink Patch Project - (https://pinkpatchproject.com/)
3. Breast Cancer Awareness Month - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_Cancer_Awareness_Month
Pete Loeser, 7 October 2019

Image above is derived from the SVG image of the California state flag from Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_California.svg and recolored after the source photo reported by Dave Fowler (pink and "dark pink" approximated by websafe or halfway-to-websafe RGB values), the ratio also modified after the same source.
Tomislav Todorovic, 7 October 2019