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La Crosse PD wearing pink to spread breast cancer awareness

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The La Crosse Police Department is gearing up to support the fight against breast cancer.

Starting this week, the department is sporting pink T-shirts underneath their standard uniforms.  This is all part of an effort called "Justice for a Cure".  It was started in 2008 by Joan Kamholz, a retired Dane County Sheriff's deputy, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, and since then, it has become a statewide event.

"What she did after she retired is she thought, I'm not gonna give up this fight and law enforcement officers are supposed to serve and protect the community so in her retirement this is her way of serve and protect and not giving up and so she started Justice for a Cure Foundation," says Lieutenant Chuck Frandsen of the La Crosse Police Department.

The La Crosse Police Department will hold a fundraising event for breast cancer this Thursday October 24 at Sloopy's Alma Mater from 5pm until 9pm. 

The Onalaska Police Department will also hold an event on Sunday.

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