The Westport Police announced today that in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a pink police decal vehicle has been donated to the department for the month of October.
The pink 2016 Maserati, with decal work donated by Fleet Auto Supply of West Haven, was donated by Maserati of Westport, 1026 Post Road East, Westport. The vehicle will not be used for patrol purposes, but will be visible in town for the month of October to show support for the national campaign to raise breast cancer awareness. It will also be a highlight at American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Sherwood Island on October 18.
Deputy Chief Foti Koskinas stated, “The Police Department had the opportunity to partner with Maserati of Westport to provide this 2016 pink Maserati with the nationally recognized pink ribbon decal. We have also joined with the Norwalk office of the American Cancer Society to show our continuing support for cancer awareness. We feel this is a unique way to show our commitment to an issue that affects us all, personally and professionally.”
He continued, “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of prevention and early detection of breast cancer. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, but it is treatable if detected early. Help us make a difference! Ask someone you love to get a mammogram, and encourage your family, friends, community, and local organizations to spread the word.”
Additional information about breast cancer and breast cancer screenings may be found at the American Cancer Society website, cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer