Milton PD supports breast cancer research with fundraising wristbands.
MILTON, GA., Oct. 11, 2010 - Residents might have noticed a trend among Milton's patrolling police officers this October - pink wristbands. No, it's not a standard part of the uniform. But it is an important one, nonetheless.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And the City of Milton Police Department is doing its part by not only wearing the wristbands, but selling them, too.
All funds collected from selling the wristbands will go to breast cancer research, said Milton Community Outreach Officer Andrew Phillips. They are available for $2 at City Hall (13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107F) and Milton Fire Station No. 43 (750 Hickory Flat Road).
The wristbands may also be purchased directly from Phillips, who is available by phone at 678-242-2505 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"This cause is very dear to a few of our officers who have had family members go through the ordeal of breast cancer," said Phillips. "We're happy to show our citizens that real men, and real ladies, wear pink."