Anne Loucks Chapter members had the opportunity to provide both community service and to promote women’s health issues. Tuesday, September 19, 2017, members of the chapter’s Fancy Stitchers group gathered in the Walnut Creek Police Department’s Emergency Operations Center to assist police officers in their efforts to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
To call attention to breast cancer issues, each sworn officer (command staff and patrol officers) purchased two special pink and black Breast Cancer Awareness arm patches at $10 each. Officers were then going to be charged $20 during the month of September 2017 by the local uniform store to have the regular patches removed and replaced with the pink patches – and $20 in November to have the process reversed.
Anne Loucks Chapter’s Fancy Stitchers performed this sewing service at no charge to the members of the Walnut Creek Police Department. All during the month of October as they come in contact with the public, Walnut Creek police officers will demonstrate their concerns for women’s health with the display of pink patches on their uniforms. In November, the Fancy Stitchers will return to the police department to restore the normal patches to the officers’ uniforms.