November 28, 2022 | Paul Carganilla | 805-342-8292 | firstname.lastname@example.org
OXNARD, Calif. (November 28, 2022)—
For the fifth consecutive year, the Oxnard Police Department joined other law enforcement agencies across the country in October's “Pink Patch” campaign to raise funds and spread awareness for the battle against breast cancer. This year, Oxnard P.D. partnered with the Oxnard Police Community Foundation, Starbucks, Stacy Miller Public Affairs, Inc., and other local sponsors to raise funds through community “pop-up” fundraisers hosted at the Oxnard Police station, Oxnard Starbucks locations, and the Channel Islands Harbor Farmer’s Market. These efforts raised a total of $8,000.00 for the Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity that provides support to breast cancer patients and survivors across Ventura County.
Oxnard Police Community Affairs Manager Paul Carganilla spearheaded the campaign, and noted, “There are so many great charities doing important work for cancer treatment and research. We selected Ribbons of Life as this year’s recipients because their services stay local and specifically benefit breast cancer patients and survivors who reside in Ventura County. We’ve developed a great relationship with the Ribbons of Life staff and we are able to see, firsthand, the great work they are doing for breast cancer patients and survivors right here in Oxnard.”
Upon receiving the donation at a presentation on November 16th, Ribbons of Life President Sylvia Rosolek stated, “We truly appreciate being supported by the Oxnard Police Department. It means so much to have your faith in our organization and your support in the community by raising awareness. This donation will allow us to continue our mission to educate, advocate and meet the social and emotional needs of Ventura County women and their families facing breast cancer. We are so grateful.”
Throughout the course of the Oxnard Police Department’s five-year participation in the Pink Patch campaign, the department has raised over $73,000.00 for breast cancer treatment, awareness, and research. According to Oxnard Chief of Police Jason Benites, these efforts stem from the department’s fundamental goal of making a positive impact in our community. Benites stated, "Our officers and staff have shown continued dedication to promoting this cause for several years, as we believe that it is very important for us to help others."
“The Team at Stacy Miller Public Affairs is very proud to be a Pick Patch title sponsor”, said Stacy Miller, President & CEO of Stacy Miller Public Affairs, Inc.“ We recognize the invaluable partnership between the Oxnard Police Department and the Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation and their joint role in breast cancer education and prevention.”
Another sponsor, Ventura County Credit Union, remarked on the positive impact of the campaign. “At V.C.C.U., we are always looking for ways to help our community live happier, healthier lives,” said Melissa Miller, V.C.C.U.’s Community Partnerships Manager. “We are proud to be a part of this incredible fundraiser for such a worthy cause.”
Additional campaign sponsors included Napalm Inc. Screen Printing, Vogue Sign Company, and the Oxnard Peace Officers’ Association.
Oxnard P.D. Community Affairs Manager Paul Carganilla added, “I’d like to thank everyone in our community who purchased our pink patch merchandise and all who donated in any way toward the cause. I am also grateful to our local Starbucks managers and the staff at the Channel Islands Harbor Farmer’s Market for hosting our pop-up fundraisers again this year. Your hospitality and generosity were vital to this campaign.”
Additional information regarding the Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation and their services can be found on their website, www.ribbonsventura.org.