By Lt. Elias Garcia, AA/PIO
California Correctional Institution
The month of October found the staff at the California Correctional Institution (CCI) and California Correctional Center (CCC) “thinking pink.” Since CDCR has approved the wearing of pink patches in recognition of breast cancer awareness, a disease that afflicts millions of women each year, the staff at CCI sported the newly approved pink patches to show their support.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign in October to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The CCI Employees Association also helped raise $500 dollars to be donated to this cause.
“There are numerous ways to show support. The month of October I get to show my support while I work. This may be a silent gesture, but the impact is huge,” said As Lt. (A) P. Stevens. “I’ve seen the pink patches on all the yards. This silent gesture of support was heard loud and clear.”