Reading Police Department Offers Special Patch to Raise Awareness of Melanoma

READING – Chief David Clark would like to announce that the Reading Police Department will once again be participating in the Melanoma Patch Program throughout the month of May to raise awareness of the skin cancer melanoma.

Members of the Reading Police Department will wear a special patch on their uniforms during May in support of National Melanoma Awareness Month. The patch will also be available for $10 to members of the public.

The Reading Police Department will be partnering with Impact Melanoma, a non-profit group focused on raising awareness for people with melanoma. All proceeds from the patch sales will go to the organization.

“These patches are a great way to help spread awareness of this disease and I want to thank Impact Melanoma for partnering with us again this year,” said Chief Clark. “By working to educate the public, we can help make a difference for those affected by melanoma.”

Donors who would like to receive a patch should send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Community Service Officer Kristen O’Shaughnessy at the police station, 15 Union St., Reading, MA 01867, along with a check for $10 or more made out to Impact Melanoma.

Residents are also asked to include their email address when either sending or dropping off envelopes.

For more information, call 781-942-6761 or email CSO O’Shaughnessy at

About Impact Melanoma
Impact Melanoma is a non-profit group that educates individuals about melanoma, provides tips to help people avoid melanoma and other types of skin cancer, hosts support groups and donates to research groups to study the effects and treatments of melanoma.

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