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Komen Foundation to Honor APD Officers

(Credit: Susan G. Komen Austin Twitter)

Susan G. Komen Austin will honor members of the Austin Police Department (APD) on Tuesday, October 10, at 1 p.m. at the APD Headquarters located on 715 E. 8th St. Austin-area breast cancer survivors will be pinning seven APD officers during a Breast Cancer Awareness Month ceremony that recognizes these members of APD and their colleagues who are affected by and support people diagnosed with breast cancer.
 
“Many of us at the APD have sisters, wives, mothers, and friends who have battled breast cancer,” said Brian Manley, Austin Police Department Chief of Police. “We’re here to partner with Komen Austin to celebrate and support these women and men who show extreme courage in the face of a scary, life-changing diagnosis. We can look to survivors throughout our community to find the strength we need to fight this disease.”
 
“The Komen Austin APD pinning ceremony is a demonstration of a unified community, one that can come together as strong women and men in pink this October and raise the awareness and funds we need to help our neighbors get access to treatment support and services, end breast cancer forever,” said Suzanne Stone, Komen Austin Executive Director.
 
The APD police officers getting recognized at Tuesday’s ceremony include:

Chief Brian Manley
Assistant Chief Troy Gay
Assistant Chief Chris McIlvain
Assistant Chief Frank Dixon
Assistant Chief Joe Chacon
Assistant Chief Ely Reyes (represented by Commander Todd Smith)
Assistant Chief Justin Newsom
 
Austin-area breast cancer survivors recognizing the APD officers include:

April Enriquez
Phyllis David
Justina Barone-Lambert
Kathleen Brennan
Janice Choe
Suzanne Stone (as Komen Executive Director)

In addition, APD officer/survivor Angela Johnson will be sharing her personal story and fight against breast cancer.
 
Komen Austin will be featuring members of the APD on its soon-to-be launched MORE THAN PINK podcast in the coming weeks. Visit iTunes to listen and subscribe.

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