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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Monday September 26th, 2022 :: 02:45 p.m. PDT


SMPD Presents…Pink Patch Party, A Free Breast Cancer Awareness & Fundraising Community Event, offering free mammograms on Sunday, 10/2/22

SMPD and the San Mateo Police Officers’ Association (SMPOA) are collaborating with RadNet and Breastlink to offer FREE mammograms via Maddy, the Mobile Mammography Coach in the lot of Barnes & Noble at Hillsdale Shopping Center on Sunday, October 2, 2022. The Pink Patch Party will run from 11am to 3pm and will host a number of health resource booths, music, food, and a police dunk tank in addition to the mammogram screenings.
San Mateo, CA – The San Mateo Police Department supports Breast Cancer Awareness and leading up to Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, our department, along with our Police Officers’ Association have come up with several ways to get the word out and hope our actions will make an impact. We have taken up several different fundraising methods in order to raise money for our SMPD Breast Cancer Battle Basket Initiative. Funds raised through our initiative will go towards providing newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with a basket of support items needed to bring comfort at the start of their breast cancer journey. These baskets will offer an instant and tangible show of support as we encourage the road to recovery.
Beginning in August, we have offered t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats for sale through, featuring our slogan, “Detect It. Treat It. Defeat It.” As a member of the Pink Patch Project, we have designed a challenge coin for sale via the Police Officers’ Association, Our SMPD Pink Patch is also available for sale there. All of these items will be for sale at our booth at the College of San Mateo Farmer’s Market on the following Saturdays (Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, & Oct. 29) from 9am-1pm. Through a collaboration with the San Francisco Giants, tickets purchased via to the Saturday, October 1, 2022 game vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks will provide purchasers the ability to make a donation to our cause in addition to their ticket purchase.
On Sunday, October 2, 2022, the SMPD Breast Cancer Battle Basket Initiative will host a FREE public event, the Pink Patch Party, in the parking lot of Barnes & Noble (11 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo) at Hillsdale Shopping Center. From 11am-3pm, this breast cancer resource fair will include music, food, games, a police dunk tank, a variety of health partners tabling with information, and the ever so important, Maddy the Mobile Mammography Coach, supplied in partnership with RadNet/Breastlink. We will be offering pre-scheduled appointments for screenings from 8am-1pm & 2pm-5pm, with walk-ups available between 12pm-2pm. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting
We have received a lot of support from local businesses who will be participating in this event. A list of partners for this event are as follows:
Health Partners:
San Mateo Medical Center
Sutter Health, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
American Cancer Society
Bay Area Cancer Connections
Pink Power You at the PJCC – Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Community Partners:
California Pizza Kitchen
CryoGlow SF
CycleBar San Mateo
EZ Motion Band
Hillsdale Shopping Center
Kiss My Boba
Mister Softee
The Police Credit Union
We know getting a mammogram can be stressful and scary. Our goal with the Pink Patch Party is to provide very important information and the ability for those who may not have health care the opportunity to receive a free breast screening and to celebrate those who have fought the fight and survived.
During Pink October, you will see several of our police officers wearing pink patches on their uniforms, some of our police patrol cars will also bear the pink patch emblem, and we will be wrapping two of our patrol cars and two of our motorcycles in pink as a show of support for breast cancer survivors, warriors, and those we might help get an early diagnosis by obtaining a free mammogram at our event.
1 in 8 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis over the course of her lifetime. While breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, the overall death rate from breast cancer has decreased by 1% each year. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances and early detection through screening. Women whose breast cancer is detected at an early stage have a 90% or higher survival rate in the first five years. If we can help just one person at our event, it will be more than worth it.
Knowledge is power, and we hope you help us spread the word so that we’re able to provide these free mammograms to those who need it the most.

San Mateo, CA Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94403

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