Detroit Police Department uses pink patrol care to raise funds for Karmanos

In October 2019, the red and blue lights on a Detroit Police Department cruiser were complemented by a new color: pink. The department outfitted one of their patrol cars with pink ribbon decals to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. More than two weeks, 65 neighborhood police officers collected pennies, nickels, dimes and dollars at events and on street corners. They raised $25,000 to aid in breast cancer prevention efforts and assist women affected by domestic violence. The Public Safety Foundation at the Detroit Police Department donated $5,000 of the total funds raised to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the funds were not distributed in 2020.

On Friday, October 29, Chief James White presented a check to Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Karmanos Cancer Institute, at the Fourth Precinct.