WESTPORT, Conn. -- In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a pink police decal vehicle has been donated for the month of October, the Westport Police Department announced.
The pink 2016 Maserati, with decal work donated by Fleet Auto Supply of West Haven, was donated by Maserati of Westport, 1026 Post Road E.
The vehicle will not be used for patrol purposes but will be visible in town during October to show support for the national campaign to raise breast cancer awareness.
It will also be a highlight at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Sherwood Island on Oct. 18.
“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," Deputy Chief Foti Koskinas said. "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.”
The Fairfield Police Department also has a pink cruiser as well, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read about that vehicle here on the Daily Voice .
Additional information about breast cancer and breast cancer screenings may be found at the American Cancer Society website here .
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