Welcome to the Solano Midnight Sun Breast Cancer Foundation (SMSF). Our mission is to provide assistance and resources to men and women in our local community affected by breast cancer. We offer temporary financial assistance to women who have experienced a financial hardship during their cancer treatments and need help paying for basic living expenses. SMSF also promotes breast health and early detection, providing mammogram sponsorships to under-insured women.
We are in the business of saving lives, one patient at a time.
PINK PATCH PROJECT
The Benicia Police Department is excited to participate in its first Pink Patch Project (PPP). The PPP is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and public safety agencies from across the nation. These agencies have partnered together in the Pink Patch Project to help combat breast cancer by raising public awareness and by raising funds for breast cancer education, research and treatment.
The program centers on vibrant pink versions of the public safety employee’s uniform patch. These bright pink patches are specially designed by each participating agency explicitly for the PPP campaign. Uniformed members at each of the participating agencies wear these pink patches on their regular uniforms during the month of October, which is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”
The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation within the community and increase public awareness about the importance of early detection and the ongoing fight against breast cancer.
The Department’s goal is to raise funds for cancer research, treatment and education through the sale of the commemorative pink patches. The cost is $10 per patch, and all proceeds will be donated to the Solano Midnight Sun Breast Cancer Foundation.
Patches will be on sale through October 31, 2018 and can be purchased online or from the lobby of Benicia Police Department, 200 East L Street, Benicia, CA.
Creating the Ribbon of Hope – Design by John Thornton
Thornton and Sons Jewelers have been one of the longest supporters of Midnight Sun Breast Cancer Foundation. Their highly anticipated signature pieces have been the mainstay of the raffle portion of our annual fund raising event – Under The Valley Moon.
This year, we are raffling off the newest piece (pictured above and below), designed and created by Master Jeweler John Thornton. During the month of October, tickets are available for $20.00 each at the store in Vacaville, 1661 E. Monte Vista Ave. The lucky winner will be drawn on November 1.
We are grateful for their support and excited to see who will be the lucky winner of this stunning pendant, a symbol of our commitment to helping women in our community affected by breast cancer.