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Lyndhurst Police Department Project Benefits John Theurer Cancer Center

The John Theurer Cancer Center received a generous donation from the Lyndhurst Police Dept. From L to R: John Montillo, police commissioner; Capt. John Valente; Chief James O’Connor; Sgt. Richard Pizzuti; and Nancy Kennedy, HackensackUMC Foundation. ©

The John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC, now a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, received a generous donation in the amount of $7,566 from the Lyndhurst Police Department from its Pink Patch Project.

The pink patch project is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to raise money and bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer.  The pink patch project centers on vibrant pink versions of the Lyndhurst Police Department patch that was specifically designed for the campaign.  The Department began the campaign by selling pink patches and pink patch T-shirts at various township events staffed by police officers who volunteered their own time.  The project was well received within the community and beyond with more than 900 T-shirts sold.   Officers in the department also wore the pink patches on their uniforms throughout the month of October to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Pictured from left to right:  John Montillo, police commissioner, Lyndhurst Police Department; John Valente, police captain; James O’Connor, police chief; Richard Pizzuti, police sergeant; and Nancy Kennedy, director, Development, HackensackUMC Foundation.