Apopka Police Drive Breast Cancer Awareness with Special Vehicle

The Apopka Police Department is joining the cause for breast cancer awareness with a special police vehicle decked out in pink and black.

The Dodge Nitro – unveiled Friday at Apopka City Hall – sports the familiar Apopka Police decals with a pink twist in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The police shield is wrapped from behind by a pink ribbon, the traditional police slogan “to serve and protect” has become “to protect and prevent,” promoting health screenings to detect early signs of breast cancer.

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The vehicle design was donated by Orlando’s Dana Safety Supply, which spent several days removing old decals and applying the new pink scheme. Dana also provides the vehicle decal work for Apopka’s other police cruisers.
The Apopka Police Department is teaming up with Debbie Turner’s Cancer Care and Resource Center for events throughout October. Turner’s non-profit organization is raising money to provide 220 free mammograms this year to women in Apopka.

“The Police Department had a great opportunity to work with Dana Safety to provide us with this wonderful [vehicle] wrap to show the city and the police department support for breast cancer awareness month,” said Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley. “We are excited to have it.”

Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer: “The City of Apopka Police Department is a community policing organization. Being able to bring awareness to breast cancer month is just one of the things the police department does in addition to its regular duties of keeping the public safe.”

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The pink police vehicle was unveiled Friday afternoon – within an hour of participating in the Apopka High School Homecoming Parade.
Among the upcoming events will be a Ride for Life motorcycle ride on Oct. 3 to benefit local families impacted by cancer. For more information, visit www.wecareapopka.org or call (407) 464-0978.

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