Evansville Police donate to family battling childhood cancer

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The Evansville Police Department has announced that they have come together to raise several thousand dollars to give back to those in need.

As of September, the EPD says it has taken an initiative to raise money for cancer awareness. The department began selling custom gold patches to raise money and raise awareness about childhood cancer, officials say.

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“Without the help of the community, these donations would not be possible,” an EPD spokesperson said on social media. “Thank you for supporting the police in the fight against cancer initiative.”

After seeing success with the gold patches, department officials say they’ve been selling custom pink EHR patches to raise money and raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to the patches, money was raised with their ‘Cops For A Cure’ t-shirts.

Through the sale of patches and t-shirts, as well as the help of EHR officials raising money online, the EPD revealed more than $5,000 had been raised in total.

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Evansville police say a local family fighting childhood cancer has received a donation and the rest of the money has been split between Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, Deaconess Foundation and Women’s Hospital and the American Cancer Society.

If you’re still interested in buying a gold EPD patch, pink EPD patch, or a ‘Cops for A Cure’ t-shirt, the department says you can purchase them from the EPD Records lobby in the Civic Center.

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