Pink patches

Elko Sheriff Jim Pitts, center, stands with representatives of the sheriff's office as they donate the proceeds from selling pink uniform patches. The Sheriff’s Office raised $1,010 for the Elko Cancer Network.

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ELKO — The Elko County Sheriff’s Office wears “Pink Patches” during the entire month of October for “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

The Sheriff’s Office is participating in the Pink Patch Project, an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations.

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The program started in 2013 with one California agency and has grown to more than 100 agencies including police, sheriff, fire, EMS and Federal. Each agency redesigned their patches into the vibrant pink versions.

Funds raised from the sale of the patches and related donations are given to a local cancer charity/organization.

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