Inside LADA

October 15, 2018: Pink Patch Project

Pink Patch Project 2018

(From left to right: Lt. Robert Maus, Linda Martinez and Senior Investigator Norman Weisenstein) 

Investigators in the District Attorney's Office are putting on their pink patches in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Each October, more than 300 public safety agencies across California participate in the Pink Patch Project. This is the third year for the District Attorney's Bureau of Investigation.

“Our message is public awareness,” said Lt. Robert Maus, who is leading the effort.

People ask about the pink patches and, as part of the conversation, we encourage early detection of breast cancer through annual mammograms and regular doctor visits, said Maus, pictured on the left with secretary Linda Martinez and Senior Investigator Norman Weisenstein.

The Pink Patch Project also is a great opportunity to raise money for breast cancer research through the sales of the patches.

The Bureau of Investigation has raised more than $13,000 in the past two years, which was donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.