Tampa Police Unveil Pink Patrol Cars to Rev Up Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

08/22/17
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GETTING INVOLVED:

Post a photo with a pink Tampa Police patrol car on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #TPDPink for a chance to win a prize.

Purchase a limited edition #TPDPink challenge coin for $20 or donate directly to Interim Chief Brian Dugan's Real Men Wear Pink fundraising page at risetampa.org/challengecoin

 

August 22, 2017 (Tampa, FL) - The Tampa Police Department is getting behind the wheel of a strong message to help raise support and awareness for breast cancer.  Starting August 22, two police vehicles outfitted with pink graphics will hit the streets as part of this year's Real Men Wear Pink challenge. 

Community members are encouraged to post selfies and photos with the pink patrol cars on social media using the hashtag #TPDPink.  Not only will participants help raise awareness for breast cancer, they will also have an opportunity to win a prize.  The winner will be announced when #TPDPink promotion ends on October 31, 2017. 

The police department will announce locations for photo opportunities with the pink patrol cars on its official social media accounts.

Rise Tampa, Our Police Foundation, sponsored the pink graphics for both police vehicles.  The foundation is also selling special limited-edition challenge coins to help raise money for the cause.

This year, Interim Police Chief Brian Dugan will be representing the police department as a participant in the Real Men Wear Pink challenge.  He will be one of 16 men throughout the county who are teaming up with the American Cancer Society to raise funds for breast cancer initiatives.

Anyone who is interested in purchasing a coin or donating directly to Interim Chief Dugan's Real Men Wear Pink fundraising page can visit www.risetampa.org/challengecoin.  All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink challenge.

 

Janelle McGregor

TPD Spokesperson