NYPD Cops Fight Breast Cancer By Giving Rides To Women To Get Mammograms

"The only way we’re going to fight this is to make sure you go down and get tested,” an Inspector said.

If you live in one of New York City's five boroughs, you've probably noticed NYPD officers wearing pink ribbons around their shields or hanging these and other breast cancer awareness symbols around the local precinct. It's all part of #NYPDBlueGoesPink: a social media campaign that NYPD is using to encourage mammograms, testing, and early detection as part of breast cancer awareness month. 


The 81st Precinct is taking things to the next level: They're offering rides to Bedford-Stuyvesant women to breast cancer screenings.

According to an article in DNAInfo, officers from Brooklyn's 81st Precinct will provide a shuttle service from the precinct to Interfaith Medical Center on Oct. 19. The service, including the mammograms, is free. 

Additionally, the Precinct is helping to decorate the neighborhood and giving away pink ribbons.

For more information, please contact the 81st Precinct's Community Affairs Office at 718-574-0433 and follow the 81st on Twitter.

Cover photo: Twitter/NYPD 81st Precinct.

(H/T: DNAInfo)


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