Westampton Township Police Department Will Walk Side-By-Side with Breast Cancer Survivors at the 2017 Race for the Cure
The officers of the Westampton Township Police Department (PD) will once again join Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey (Komen CSNJ) at this year’s Race for the Cure on Sunday, November 5 at Six Flags Great Adventure, taking part in the event’s annual breast cancer survivor march.
Race for the Cure is a day dedicated to making an impact in the community by raising funds and awareness, celebrating breast cancer survivorship and honoring those who have lose their battle with this disease.
Lieutenant Roger Rogers of the Westampton Township PD is just one of the officers who was inspired to get involved with Race for the Cure and help make a difference.
“Cancer has affected several of our officers personally, and we have invested emotional interest in spreading awareness and getting involved,” said Lt. Rogers. “I lost my father to cancer, and Chief Joseph Otto lost his mother to breast cancer.”
At last year’s Race for the Cure, Lt. Rogers and other officers escorted breast cancer survivors during the procession, holding signs for years of survivorship. Breast cancer survivors proudly marched, pink beads around their necks, signifying the years they have been cancer-free, with loved ones cheering around them.
“It was a pleasure to be escorted in the survivor procession by the brave men and women of the Westampton Township Police Department,” said Janet Marzocca, a breast cancer survivor and Race for the Cure Committee Survivor Tent Chair. “As both the daughter and mother of police officers, I was honored that they volunteered to spend their precious free time supporting us.”
This year, Lt. Rogers and his officers will walk side-by-side with breast cancer survivors once again, showing their support and wearing a pink ribbon on their uniforms. Several officers are participating in the 5K race.
“Breast cancer can strike anyone,” said Rogers. “If there is anything we can do to support these survivors, we will.”
Proceeds from this event benefit the women and men in Komen CSNJ’s 13-county service area with breast cancer education, free breast cancer screening and diagnostics, mammograms, patient navigation, transportation services and more.
You can support the Westampton Township Police Department in their fight against breast cancer. Donate to their Race for the Cure team fundraising page today: bit.ly/RFTCWestamptonPD