Regular screenings, early detection, key in fight against breast cancer
The pink patch phase of the Blue Backs the Pink project is now underway. Denver7 has teamed with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office to fight prostate and breast cancer in Colorado by raising money for cancer patients who can’t afford treatment through the sale of pink and blue patches, pins, hats, challenge coins and much more. All the money raised goes to screen, image and treat underserved prostate and breast cancer patients at Littleton Adventist Hospital. The campaign started with a focus on prostate cancer in September. In October the focus has turned to breast cancer. “We are really looking for those patients who need a little support, whether it’s financially to get certain imaging or services to help them,” said Jacie Schoenfeld, the director of imaging at Littleton Adventist Hospital. “Prosthetics, all of those things can be a part of what the donations can support.” The Blue Backs the Pink is managed by the nonprofit Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Employee Fund. The charitable organization is a 501(c)(3). All of the proceeds are donated to the Littleton Adventist Hospital.