NLPD donates $715 to Brodeur Foundation
NL police support breast cancer research
Members of the New London Police Department wore pink patches on their uniforms during the month of October and raised more than $700 for the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.
The department collected $715 in donations from the sale of pink police patches and badges to officers, civilian staff and others outside the police community.
New London Police Chief Brian Wright said the department was looking to raise money for a local nonprofit, and a patrol officer said his mother was a breast cancer survivor and suggested the department give to a breast cancer organization. Wright said he asked Officer Richard Cable to ask his mother where she wanted the department to send the money. She chose the Brodeur Foundation.
“Here, in the department, we have many who, in some way, have benefited from the foundation,” the chief said. “Our desire to support the community is very strong.”
Members of the department presented a check to Amy Caster, director of development and outreach for the foundation, and Kate Davis, operations director.
“We are so thankful that the New London Police Department partnered with TBBCF for this fundraiser,” Caster said. “Their enthusiasm was evident in the number of officers who were available for the check presentation. Their generosity is inspiring.”
The department will be doing other fundraisers for the community and next year will again raise money for TBBCF, Wright said.
“It’s going to grow bigger,” he said. “This was very successful this year. We could feel the “momentum.”
The New London department joins Waterford and Groton Town police departments who have also participated in the Pink Patch Program. Together, all three departments have raised more than $4,500 for TBBCF, which designates 100 percent of fundraising dollars to breast cancer research. To date, the foundation has supported 52 cancer researchers and clinicians with more than $5 million.