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Allen Co. Sheriff's Office makes donation to Susan G. Komen Foundation

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The Allen County Sheriff's Office was able to raise $475 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and it was done with special pink badges. The Allen County Sheriff's Office was able to raise $475 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and it was done with special pink badges.
Those with the foundation encourage regular check-ups for breast cancer, especially if family history plays a factor. Those with the foundation encourage regular check-ups for breast cancer, especially if family history plays a factor.

The Allen County Sheriff's Office was able to raise $475 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and it was done with special pink badges.

"We had the employees pay $20 - the badge actually cost $15, but we charged $20, and we sold about 96 badges to employees here at the office, and that five dollars we donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation," said Allen County Sheriff Matt Treglia.

The cause is something that means a lot to those at the sheriff's office, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation is thankful for their support.

"I don’t think anyone doesn’t know someone what’s been touched by breast cancer in some way - a family member, a relative, a good friend - I believe that it is a very good cause, and in our office, we always want to donate and help out with good causes like this," said Sheriff Treglia.

"In our service area alone, 24 counties, five women pass away from breast cancer every week, and two women diagnosed with breast cancer every single week, that includes Allen County," said Desmond Strooh, the  Marketing and Communication Manager for Susan G. Komen NW Ohio. "This is just a really fun way to not only contribute to the cause, to the fight against breast cancer but also to raise wonderful awareness in the community."

People from the outside also helped with the donation, like Amber Basares, whose aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she just wanted to lend a helping hand.

"When I came in for a meeting that was not involved with Susan G Komen, they saw that I had a tattoo [of the breast cancer awareness ribbon] on my hand, and they told me what they were doing, and of course I was willing to get involved," said Basares.

Those with the foundation encourage regular check-ups for breast cancer, especially if family history plays a factor.

"This is the time when we encourage all women to be really be aware of their breast health, understanding of family history; unfortunately more than 90% of breast cancer incidents are spontaneous, there’s no family history, but if you do have a family history, say a grandmother, a mom, an aunt, even a cousin, it can dramatically increase your risk for breast cancer," Strooh said.

The sheriff's office hopes to make this an annual event.

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