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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Media Relations

LAPD “Badges for Bandages” Raises Childhood Cancer Awareness NR14420rf

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is inviting everyone to participate in its Badges for Bandages drive to help raise awareness about children suffering from cancer.

Children receiving cancer treatments endure intense hardships as they experience the painful agonies associated with cancer and cope with spending time away from home in the hospital. The Badges for Bandages campaign, which benefits childhood cancer patients at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, helps alleviate their suffering by bringing smiles to the faces of children when they see the colorful caricatures printed on their bandages.

The campaign is in effect now through December 1, and donation bins are located at all LAPD station lobbies throughout the City of Los Angeles, including the front lobby of the Department's headquarters in downtown Los Angeles at 100 W. First Street.

A special Badges for Bandages message from LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and a hands-on look at some of the children who benefit from the campaign can be seen at: http://youtu.be/CylEHJKLqvo.

More information is available by calling the Department's Community Relations Section at 213-486-6000.


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