Correctional patches raise $3,100 for cancer victims

Jose Hernandez (center), owner of Home Grown Apparel in Brawley, holds a ceremonial check representing money raised through sales in October of commemorative California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation patches for the Pink Patch Project. The store raised $3,100, which was donated to the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert. CRCD Chief Executive Officer Helen Palomino is pictured second from the right. COURTESY PHOTO

BRAWLEY — A splash of color approved by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for October helped a local uniform and sewing business raise $3,100 for the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert.

This was the first year CDCR has participated in the Pink Patch Project, an effort that originated with the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and other public safety agencies in L.A. to raise public awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment.

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