October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Here at the Redlands Police Officers' Foundation we feel it is our duty and privilege to help spread the word. The simple truth is this: 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This year alone over 250,000 women in our country will be diagnosed with the disease. It is the most common cancer among women worldwide.
 
These facts are not meant to terrify. They are the truth and why must we take it so seriously. But the news is not solely negative.
 
Leaps are being made with research using shared data across the world, and keeping a hard focus on awareness is helping U.S. women with early diagnosis and treatment. More cancer centers are being erected. Support groups and Internet education have an enormous reach now. One fantastic organization, Susan G. Komen has established a 24-hour Helpline to help patients and those who simply need support and information.
 
There is a ray of hope in all of this: there are over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today.
 
We refuse to rest on that statistic, however, with many needs still unmet. More research is needed. Continuous improvement is needed for existing treatment options. Institutes of Training and Higher Education need funding to carry on finding better and more effective forms of treatment. And women diagnosed or surviving need greater support.
 
Please take a few moments this month to learn more about breast cancer. Share this article with others. Send a link to a loved one. This is a battle for the women and families in our lives that are facing or may face this dreaded disease.

It has been said that sunshine is the best disinfectant. As long as we keep shining a light on breast cancer, the harder it will be able to hide in the shadows.
 
Thank You,
 Redlands Police Officers' Foundation
 

Some good BCA information links:
·       https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts
·       https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month
·       https://www.wearitpink.org/about/breast-cancer-awareness-month
·       https://www.healthline.com/health/breast-cancer/best-blogs-of-the-year#3
·       https://ww5.komen.org/
·       https://pinkpatchproject.com/

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Juneteenth 2019

This weekend, members of the Redlands Police Department took part in the Redlands 2nd Annual Juneteenth celebration at Israel Beal Park. Juneteenth is the remembrance of the date on or about June 15 that signifies the end of slavery and the delay it took to actually notify the former slaves of its end. The park is named after Redlands pioneer and former slave Israel Beal. This event celebrates the diversity of our community. The RPOA brought out their BBQ trailer to grill up some food for the event, and a band played for those in attendance. Donated gifts were given out to some children as well. It was a great time held by all! (First photo credit Frank Perez, Press Enterprise)

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Bats and Badges 2019

Every year RPOA participates in the annual Bats and Badges game with the Redlands Baseball Youth Xtreme Team.  This year we donated $1,000 to their organization for baseball and softball equipment.  Mayor Paul Foster was in attendance and threw out the first pitch along with Corporal Green singing the national anthem.  Chief Catren also attended along with several RPOA officers and their family members.  All in all, it was a great time with the Xtreme team blowing us outta the water 70-14.  ALSO, a local business (Taco Shack) provided all of the food and cooked it on our BBQ!!!  We had a great time and we can't wait for the game next year.  Big thanks to Sgt. Goff for coordinating the event and making a majority of this all possible.  

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Torch Run 2019

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a campaign to benefit the Special Olympics. It began in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas, and is the largest grass-roots fundraising movement for the Special Olympics.  Every year RPOA officers participate in the run and this year was no different.   Our SWAT team members carried the torch for our 3.5 mile leg and was eventually passed on to California Highway Patrol. 

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RPOF Annual Golf Tournament 2019

It’s that time of year again. Our golf tournament is just around the corner. This year we have a lot of good ideas and plans to make this a successful event for our organization. The foundation money is used to sponsor kids, teams, special events and other activities in our community. Huge shout out to all of our sponsors this year. Check out the attached registration form and email us if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

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Active Shooter Training with Amazon 2019

SWAT Team members, K9 Duke, Redlands Fire Department, and employees from Amazon participated in active shooter drills.

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Flag Football Tournament Plaque

The Redlands Police Officer Foundation was presented with this plaque from the Special Olympics Southern California for their participation, and “impeccable sponsorship donation” to their recent flag football tournament in Los Angeles.

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Baker to Vegas 2019

Aaaaaaaaannnnndddddd. WE’RE OFF!!!!!!! Wish us luck. Your RPD officers just started this 120 mile race.

120 miles of pavement, 20 stages, over 8,000 runners, guests, family members, and support staff. Hot days and cold nights. Blood. Sweat. Pride. Honor.

That’s what the world’s most prestigious and unique law enforcement foot race is all about. Starting in Baker, California and ending in Las Vegas, Nevada, law enforcement officers from around the globe battle it out every Spring for the chance of winning the coveted cup trophy. @ Baker, California

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Join Us In Making a Difference in our Community, Donate Today!

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Our annual fundraiser is back! We would like to thank you for your support of the men and women of our Police Association who protect us each and every day. A police officer’s job can be stressful and demanding, but we take great pride in helping our fellow citizens whenever we get the chance. It’s not just our job, it’s our honor to serve.  

Please join in our mission, and support the men and women of law enforcement, Donate Here!

Our officers frequently go into harm’s way to protect our community and defend our freedoms. When an officer is critically injured and their family needs support, WE are there. Our law enforcement Association provides the necessary support for medical bills, funeral expenses, and other critical needs. We stand by our officers and their families in times of need, and we are hoping you will stand side-by-side with us as partners.

YOUR generous donation will also help us support our community through programs like community outreach, little leagues, families in need, and other worthy causes. Click here to learn more about our efforts to improve our community.

That’s why we are asking for your Help, Please Donate Today!


YOU can join our police family and be part of a community team that connects us all!

Thank YOU for your time, your donation, and your committed support!

Highest Regards,
Redlands Police Officers' Association

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Cops for Kids Fly-In

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On October 16, 2018, your Redlands Police Department participated in the 20th annual Cops for Kids Fly-in at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. The event involved agencies from throughout Southern California and included all aspects of law enforcement. During the event, five (5) law enforcement helicopters landed in the North courtyard of the hospital and surrounding them were SWAT armored vehicles, police motors, K-9's, EOD robots and several police cars. The purpose of the display is to allow children receiving treatment at the hospital the opportunity to come outside, look at police equipment and visit with 200 plus officers/deputies in attendance. Unfortunately, not all kids can come outside. To rectify this problem, officers and deputies break into small groups and go visit the individual wards within the hospital, delivering a toy to each child. Representing RPD this year were several people (sworn, non-sworn, and volunteers) and each had an opportunity to visit with many children. This is by far one of the most humbling and rewarding events that we participate in and we are honored to represent RPD.

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Along with 12 bags of toys, RPOA donated $200 to help in supporting costs associated with putting on such a large event. We thank Riverside Police Department for the invitation to participate and we look forward to partnering with them next year.

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Pink Patch Festivities

We spent the month of October raising money and awareness for breast cancer!

One of our events was teaming up with Blue Collar Athletics to hand out some lucky pink socks to our local pop football team. It also gave us an opportunity to talk to these young men and show our support for our community.

Additionally, we sold 2018 RPOA Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts at Pathway Church and at the Believe Walk finish line. Last year we sold out of almost every size.

We are grateful for your continued support! With your help, we can continue to put cuffs on cancer! 

 

 

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Supporting Thrive Single Moms

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We are grateful for the opportunity to give back to our community in many ways. One evening, several members of Team 6 purchased items to help Thrive Single Moms and the great cause that they support.

Interested in helping us to extend our impact? Donate to the Redlands Police Officer's Association today! 

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Back2School Jam

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Bicycles for the Back2School Jam - Backpack Give Away and Bike Safety are loaded up and ready! The purchase of 26 bikes was made possible by the Redlands Police Officer's Foundation, Ride Yourself Fit, and Walmart Redlands. Walmart employees Jacklyn, Jae (pictured) and Alex helped out with the bike purchase. Rudy Lozano, Redlands Police Department Citizens Volunteer also helped out with the heavy lifting. Corinne Lane, RPD Community Service Officer helped coordinate the pick up of items for tomorrow's giveaway!

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