Stephenville PD joins fight against breast cancer with special patch to be worn throughout October.



By SARA VANDEN BERGE


For Stephenville Police Chief Dan Harris, breast cancer is personal.


His mother, sister, aunt, cousin and close friend all battled - and survived - the disease.



To honor their struggle and to raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, officers with the Stephenville Police Department will wear a patch sporting the famous pink ribbon through the month of October.


“This month we at SPD are joining the fight against breast cancer by bringing awareness to this terrible disease,” Chief Harris told Beneath the Surface News. “Wearing our pink patches is just one of the many ways we serve our great citizens and work to protect them, no matter the threat.”


According to breastcancer.org, as of January 2021, there are more than 3.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S., including women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.


Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.