TOWNSEND – The Police Department and North Middlesex Regional High School have teamed up to help support patients and raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, according to Police Chief James Sartell and Superintendent Brad Morgan.
Sartell said the police department distributed the 100 pink police patches it was giving out to the community during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the department is now working with North Middlesex Regional High School to help even more.
Townsend Police have partnered with the PINK Revolution Breast Cancer Alliance of New Hampshire, a nonprofit organization based in Brookline, New Hampshire that supports cancer patients in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and the Vermont, to donate pink patches to the community in October.
Funds raised from the Townsend Police Pink Patch sales went to the nonprofit to help fund chemo treatment packages and gasoline gift cards for local cancer patients in need .
âI want to thank all of the agents and community members who helped make the Pink Patch fundraiser a huge success. We quickly distributed the 100 fixes we had, âsaid Sartell. “But in an effort to continue to help even more, we have entered into another partnership – this time with local students.”
Townsend Police are now working with the National Honor Society of North Middlesex Regional High School to collect items to create chemo care kits for up to 1,500 local chemotherapy patients.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is recognized in October, but Townsend Police and the North Middlesex Regional School District are working overtime to help, with collection efforts ending Friday.
âI am thrilled and proud to see our students working with local police to help collect and distribute resources that will help families and patients battling cancer,â Morgan said. âI urge all members of the community to follow the lead of our students and community leaders as we seek to lend a helping hand. “
PINK Revolution Breast Cancer Alliance of New Hampshire aims to create 1,500 chemo care kits for patients with all forms of cancer and to distribute 800 gasoline gift cards to help those battling the disease to recover. move to and from treatments.
Two National Honor Society students at North Middlesex Regional High School designed drop boxes which are located at Townsend Police Department and North Middlesex Regional High School. These drop boxes are used to collect items needed for chemo treatment kits.
Items needed include:
- Hand lotion (travel size)
- Lip balm
- BPA Free Travel Water Bottles
- 50 Ã 60 inch fleece blankets
- Women’s fleece socks (size 9-11)
- Gas gift cards for patients in need
For those who wish to order products instead of leaving them in a drop box, PINK Revolution Breast Cancer Alliance of NH maintains a Wish List on Amazon which can be viewed at https://amzn.to/3waGzZV.
âI encourage everyone in our community to get involved and help us provide assistance to those in our area who could truly use this assistance,â Sartell said. âLet’s end Breast Cancer Awareness Month on a strong note by going the extra mile to raise awareness and provide support. “