RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph Police Department is planning a fundraising campaign to raise money for Alzheimer’s awareness starting this week.
As part of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign, the department will be partnering with the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to sell special purple shoulder patches with the Alzheimer’s ribbon on them.
Patches will go on sale starting Thursday, Jan. 2. A total of 300 special patches are available for sale, and the fundraiser will last until the supply runs out.
The cost of the patches is $10 each.
“The Randolph Police Department is honored to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Our hope is that with this donation, we can assist those in need of vital services and strengthen patient care for those fighting this disease,” Chief Pace said. “We hope that we can positively represent members of our community, and their families, who are battling this disease.”
Randolph Police will be donating funds from the campaign to the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Randolph Police have had great success in the past with the Pink Patch Project and the Autism Awareness Project, and they encourage residents to participate in this latest fundraiser as well.
To purchase a purple patch as part of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign, visit the Randolph Police Station at 41 South Main St., or send a check for $10 to:
Randolph Police Department
Attn: Det. Kevin Gilbert
Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign
41 South Main Street
Randolph MA, 02368
According to the Alzheimer’s Association:
- 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s
- More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia
- In 2019, Alzheimer’s care will cost the United States approximately $290 billion
- Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s