Sheriff’s Department Promotes Cancer Awareness
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 2, 2018
The Park County Sheriff’s office is showing its support for the fight against breast cancer.
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Sheriff’s Office will display a pink ribbon on all of its patrol vehicles during the month of October.
In the United States this year, more than 260,000 women will likely be diagnosed with breast cancer. And twelve percent of women, that’s 1 in 8, will get breast cancer sometime in their lives. For many women, the statistics are frightening – but survival rates have drastically improved in recent years due to increased awareness and innovative advancements in early detection and treatment.
Lance Mathess with the Sheriff’s Office says that he has been personally touched by the disease, as have others in the department.
Sheriff Scott Steward commented that he hopes the pink ribbon magnets will serve as a reminder to the women of the Big Horn Basin to be proactive in the crusade against this deadly disease, and that early detection is often the key to survival.
Pictured: Park County Sheriff’s Deputy J.J. Schwindt, a cancer survivor himself and Dianne Mathess, wife of a sheriff’s office employee and breast cancer survivor.