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Police Relief Association donates to Sanborn Foundation to back cancer fight

Peter J. Koutoujian, sheriff

The Arlington Police Relief Association donated $3,408 to the Sanborn Foundation to further the nonprofit's efforts to assist Arlington residents who are battling cancer, Chief Julie Flaherty has announced.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Arlington Police Relief Association offered residents pink Arlington Police Department patches and breast cancer awareness T-shirts in an effort to raise funds for the Elizabeth and George L. Sanborn Foundation for the Treatment and Cure of Cancer.

From left, Arlington Police Capt. Richard Flynn, President of the Sanborn Foundation Board of Directors Lourie August, Arlington Police Chief Julie Flaherty and Arlington Police Capt. Sean Kiernan hold a check for $3,408 that was presented to President August following a month-long fundraising effort by the Arlington Police Relief Association. (Photo Courtesy Arlington Police Department Relief Association)From left, Arlington Capt. Richard Flynn, Sanborn Board President Lourie August, Chief Julie Flaherty and Capt. Sean Kiernan hold a check for $3,408 presented to August after fund-raising by the Arlington Police Relief Association. / Arlington Police Department Relief Association photo

The Arlington-based foundation is a nonprofit organization that since 1998 has provided financial assistance to Arlington residents battling cancer, helping patients pay for trips to treatments and doctor appointments and with other expenses.

On Nov. 10, the president of the Sanborn Foundation Board of Directors visited the Arlington Police Department, where she was presented with a check for $3,408.67 as a result of the Relief Association's fundraising efforts.

"The Sanborn Foundation has been assisting Arlington residents for more than two decades now, and two members of the Arlington Police Department are among those whose lives this incredibly compassionate organization have touched," said Chief Flaherty in a Nov. 12 news release.

"I would like to thank all those who contribute to The Sanborn Foundation, and the organization itself, for doing so very much to help those in need. It is our honor to support such a great effort."

The Arlington Police Department also worked to raise awareness of breast cancer throughout October via a specially painted pink police cruiser.

To learn more about the Sanborn Foundation and its work in the community, click here >>

To learn more about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, click here >>

Pink Arlington Police Department patches and breast cancer awareness T-shirts were offered by the Arlington Police Relief Association to raise funds for The Sanborn Foundation. (Photo Courtesy Arlington Police Department)Pink Arlington Police Department patches and breast cancer-awareness T-shirts were offered by the Arlington Police Relief Association to raise funds for Sanborn. / APD photo

Officer Brandon Whalen and Officer Salena Zona stand with the Arlington Police Department cruiser painted pink to raise awareness of breast cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. (Photo Courtesy Arlington Police Department)Officers Brandon Whalen and Salena Zona with APD cruiser painted pink to raise awareness of breast cancer in October. / APD photo


Oct. 7, 2021: 13 unwanted firearms given up at Arlington police buyback


This announcement was published Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, from a news release by Robert Mills, who works for John Guilfoil Public Relations. 

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