FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2014

Sheriff’s Employee’s Wearing Pink In October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is stepping up and wearing pink to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office Women In Partnership (WIP) has acquired t-shirts for employees to purchase and display to show their support. The Sheriff has also authorized uniform personnel to purchase and wear pink t-shirts and pink badges and all non-uniform staff will be allowed to purchase and wear the pink t-shirts every Friday in October.

All profits from the sale of pink merchandise, including the badges will go to the WIP, who will in turn donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas (www.bcrc.org).

WIP was developed in November 2007 by three female leaders of TCSO who recognized the need to create a program to address current issues affecting female staff such as breast cancer awareness. Their vision is to empower women to reach their personal and career goals through programs and services.

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Submitted By: Roger Wade, Public Information Officer, (512) 854-4986

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