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Broome corrections officer recruits deputies to help families fight breast cancer


Broome County Corrections Officer Jennifer McPeek has been helping several members of her family fight breast cancer for nearly 20 years. Now, she’s recruited the Broome County Sheriff’s Office to join the fight with the Pink Patch Project.

“My mother is a breast cancer survivor, so is my sister-in-law,” McPeek said. “It’s an issue that effects so many families across our community, so I wanted to do something special to help local families who are fighting this terrible disease.”

The Pink Patch Project brings law enforcement and the community together to raise breast cancer awareness and raise money to help local families fighting cancer. With one in eight women in the US at risk of developing breast cancer, it’s an issue that effects every community.

Throughout October, over 80 members of the Broome County Sheriff’s Corrections and Road Patrol divisions will be sporting pink badges and patches and helping raise funds for local families battling cancer. Community members are urged to lend their support to the Project by visiting the online store to purchase a T-shirt, sweatshirt, patch or other item.

All proceeds go to the Tina Fund, a local organization that supports local families fighting breast cancer by assisting with groceries, childcare or other expenses related to the fight against cancer. To date, McPeek has raised nearly $4,000 through contributions and sales of patches, badges and other custom merchandise.

If you’d like to join us and lend your support, please visit the online store here:

The store is only open for a few weeks this year, so get your patch or sweater today.