ACC Police collecting donations during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Austin Community College (ACC) District Police are sporting pink badge bands and collecting donations for the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Central Texas as part of their month-long, districtwide Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

During October, District Police are accepting donations of new items that will help comfort people going through chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments. A donation box is available at each campus police office. All donated items will be delivered to the Breast Cancer Resource Center at the end of the month.

Accepted items include:

  • Hats
  • Caps
  • Scarves
  • Warm socks
  • Soft warm blankets or throws
  • Neck Pillows
  • Lip balms (shea butter, petrolatum or glycerin based)
  • Hypoallergenic Skin Moisturizers (no heavy perfumes)
  • Earplugs
  • Unscented wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizers
  • BPA Free Travel Water Bottles
  • Puzzle books
  • Blank journals

"We want to bring awareness and build moral support for those affected by breast cancer," says Lynn Dixon, ACC District Police Chief. "Several of our officers know first-hand the impact breast cancer can have on a family, so it really touched home."

District Police personnel have been authorized to wear a pink elastic band across their badge as part of their uniform as a show of support to those lives affected by breast cancer.

Monetary donations to the Breast Cancer Resource Centercan also may be made directly on their website.


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