Groton PD Pink Patch Program benefits TBBCF

By SANDY MANISCALCO

Bobbette Clapsadle at Town of Groton Police Department
Bobbette Clapsadle

Last week I was reminded again, thanks to social media, that the Town of Groton Police Department is hosting a Pink Patch Project breast cancer awareness month fundraiser on behalf of the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation (TBBCF) and in honor of their emergency dispatcher, Bobbette Clapsadle. Clapsadle is a seven-year breast cancer survivor, TBBCF marathoner and a top fundraiser for the foundation’s Walk Across Southeastern CT.

The Pink Patch Project is a public awareness campaign in which law enforcement agencies around the United States use pink versions of their agencies’ patches to encourage conversations with community members about breast cancer.

The Groton Police announced their campaign on September 21 using their Facebook page to market their pink badge project. Patches are also available to the community for a donation of $10.

On October 15 they posted the following update.

To date we have raised $920 for the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation! If you would like a patch, contact hmcclelland@groton-ct.gov  Help us break the $1,000 mark!

A day later they posted an update.

Thanks to all of your support, we have surpassed the $1,000 mark and have set our sights on $1,500! We will leave pink patch orders open through the end of next week (10/24). Hmcclelland@groton-ct.gov

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