This October the Essex County Correctional Officers Association, with the support of Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger will be selling these pink Sheriff's Department patches (pictured right) in an effort to raise money for the amazing nonprofit Tough Warrior Princess out of Amesbury, Massachusetts. Please see below to read about our benefiting Below are eleven facts about breast cancer and one of the many reasons why the Essex County Correctional Officers Association is proud to support the Pink Patch Project.
The Tough Warrior Princesses (TWP) provide support, comfort, love and resources to women affected by cancer. We are a not for profit organization based in Amesbury, MA and serve the north shore of Boston and southern NH. We have a board of 12 directors and have an ARMY of volunteers. When TWP learns of a woman newly diagnosed or facing a cancer recurrence, we arrange through a family member or friend to have a Survivor Basket delivered to them. The basket is filled with items one may need to get through diagnosis and treatments, items of inspiration and information on resources. We also offer a monthly meeting called Warrior Chats for survivors and their caregivers as a way to connect and get support. TWP hosts many events throughout the year to keep our network connected and supported.
TWP understands first-hand that a cancer diagnosis is life altering. It can be an uphill battle filled with numerous challenges all while fighting for survival. These challenges can have a devastating emotional impact for families as well as a loss of financial security. The TWP provide resources and support to assist these women in their time of need. Survivor Baskets are our signature gift and outreach vehicle.
Finding a cure for cancer requires money for ongoing research. Since its founding in 2010, the Tough Warrior Princesses have donated well over $300,000 to cancer research.