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Burbank Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place every year during the month of October. The purpose of this annual health campaign is to provide education, draw attention, and encourage regular screenings for the early detection of breast cancer.

Various City of Burbank departments have teamed up in observing and supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the following ways:

–      Burbank Water & Power and Public Works field workers have pink hard hats; – The Public Works Department will illuminate City Hall with pink lights;

–      Burbank Police Department will participate in the Pink Patch Project, during which personnel, may wear a pink version of the uniform patch;

–      Burbank Fire Department will debut new t-shirts with a pink ribbon;

–      City Council and City staff are encouraged to wear pink at the last Council Meeting in the month of October.

To learn more about breast cancer awareness, visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org/

Burbank Police Going ‘Pink’ to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

October marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and once again the Burbank Police Department (BPD) is taking part by wrapping one of their  Ford Explorer Police Cruisers and one of their motorcycles in a vinyl matte pink color. On Tuesday, October 1 they unveiled the vehicles at Wrapix Imaging.

Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse spoke at the event, along with Deputy Chief Michael Albanese saying that “Breast Cancer Awareness Month has always been dear to our hearts, this is why the Burbank Police Department is happy to publicize this event by wrapping two of our vehicles in pink”.  

This will remind the public about the importance of regular breast cancer screening to promote early detection.

“It’s great to partner with the Burbank Police Department once again for this important cause,” said Adam Sumner, owner of Wrapix Imaging said in a press release. “We all know someone affected by this disease, so it’s important to us that we help in raising awareness and money for research.”

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

According to the Burbank Police Department, Wrapix Imaging and 3M Commercial Graphics have generously donated all of the vinyl wrap materials and labor. Wrapix Imaging is a family-owned company specializing in a wide variety of custom-printed graphics. It is also an authorized training and testing center for 3M. 

In addition to the two pink vehicles, the Burbank Police Officers will be wearing Burbank Police Pink Patches as part of the Pink Patch Project and will be selling them to the public with proceeds going to the City of Hope for cancer research. 

The Explorer will be displayed at different community events during October while the motorcycle will be in use during normal patrol operations. Anyone wishing one of the special patches may stop by the Burbank Police Headquarters at Orange Grove and Third Street and purchase one for $10.

Pink Police Cruiser Unveiled For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

On Wednesday, September 26, the Burbank Police Department unveiled a pink police cruiser to bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place throughout October.

Chief Scott LaChasse checks out the new Pink Cruser as Adam Sumner owner of Wrapix looks on. ( Photo by Ross A Benson)

For the past five years, BPD has been involved in raising awareness to breast cancer. This is the second year in a row that they have fashioned a Ford Explorer police cruiser wrapped in pink vinyl to honor those who have survived, continue to fight, or have passed away from breast cancer.

“Breast cancer affects so many people, including members of our very own police force. You can’t miss the pink police cruiser, which is what we want. We want the cruiser to be a reminder of the importance of early screenings to help in the fight against breast cancer,” said Sgt. Derek Green.

The Burbank Police Department hopes this initiative will spotlight breast cancer and inspire more people to have screenings to detect cancer early on.

As Chief Scott LaChasse unveiled the cruiser, he cited that at least one in eight women in America are diagnosed with breast cancer.

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

BPD has partnered with local printing company Wrapix Imaging and 3M Commercial Graphics, which donated materials and labor to the project.

“We were really excited to be a part of this project this year with the Burbank Police Department,” said Adam Sumner, owner of Wrapix Imaging. “This is a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts. My aunt passed away from breast cancer, so this is something that we’re proud to unveil for you guys.”

Like last year, the pink vinyl wrapped cruiser will be on display throughout the month at various community events. Locations have not yet been announced.

“This is the first stop for law enforcement for unveiling this year,” said Chief Scott LaChasse. “We’re going to go to community events throughout October, and when we’re not at events, it’ll be parked in front of the station.”

Chief LaChasse encourages people to take pictures with the car when they see it parked around town.

(Photo by Ross A Benson)


Throughout October, BPD will also be participating in the Pink Patch Project, which sells pink patches to support City of Hope, a private non-profit clinical research center.

The Burbank Police Department is located at 200 North 3rd St.

Burbank Police Unveils Pink Police Car For Breast Cancer Awareness

Photo By Ross A. Benson

On Thursday, October 5, the Burbank Police Department unveiled a new pink police cruiser in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a part of a movement called the Pink Car Project, the BPD collaborated with local automobile repair shop West Coast Customs to create the chrome-wrapped Ford Explorer.

Photo By Ross A. Benson

The new addition to the department’s line of cruisers will be used as a showcase vehicle to pay tribute to those who have fought breast cancer, and others who have been affected by it.

“One of our intentions is to take this vehicle to different venues throughout the month of October, and what we’re going to allow people to do is personalize messages on Post-Its that will attach to the car, and then display them in our station,” said BPD Chief Scott LaChasse.

Today, the pink cruiser is making an appearance at the Burbank Police Officers’ Association annual golf tournament at DeBell Golf Course. Tonight, it will be at the UMe Federal Credit Union on Magnolia during a free outdoor screening of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Photo By Ross A. Benson

In November when the month of awareness is over, the Post-Its will be featured in a display case in the Burbank Police Station’s lobby, accessible for everyone to read.

“We need to get the message out there. Breast cancer is something that affects at least one in eight families,” said Chief LaChasse.

West Coast Customs, the multimillion-dollar business responsible for customizing the cruiser, has appeared on reality shows such as “Pimp My Ride” and “Street Customs.” In the past, the company has also collaborated with Microsoft, Nintendo, and Virgin to create originally designed vehicles.

“This is definitely going to be an identifiable vehicle driving down the streets,” said Ryan Friedlinghaus, chief executive of West Coast Customs, shortly before revealing the new cruiser.

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Friedlinghaus and his team spent hours off the clock personalizing the car to achieve the look they wanted.

In addition to the chrome wrapping, the tires promote the BPD’s Twitter account, with @BurbankPD in pink lettering.

The BPD hasn’t decided on plans for the pink cruiser beyond October, but it will likely return to service as a patrol vehicle — except with black instead of pink.

Photo Gallery by Ross A. Benson

Burbank Community Day School Works for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


The students and staff at Burbank Community Day School are aware that many people have been affected by Breast Cancer. During the month of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Students will be reaching out to the community asking for your support by stopping by the school and picking up a pink wrist band.

Their goal is to make 500 people aware of how devastating Breast Cancer can be to the people around us and how we can show our support. Please help us reach their goal and support such a worthy case. The next person it may touch just might be you or a loved one.

Students will be standing in front of Burbank Community Day School every day for the month of October from 7:30 am to 8:00 am and 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm handing out pink wrist bands. The school is located at 223 E. Santa Anita Ave, Burbank CA. 91342. Please feel free to stop by the school anytime and pick up a pink wrist band and show our community you care.

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Krohn, Principal at Community Day School at (818) 558-4693 if you have any questions.