V.H. Blackinton & Co. Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Product Line

Blackinton® police and firefighter badges and uniform insignia help to raise money for cancer research and support charities


Attleboro Falls, MA -- April 25, 2012 V.H. Blackinton & Co. Inc., the leading U.S. manufacturer of public safety badges and uniform insignia, has just launched its Breast Cancer Awareness product line to raise money for, and bring awareness to, the fight against cancer. The product line consists of the company’s most popular fire, police, and sheriff badges in a vibrant pink finish with custom designed cancer awareness seals, lapel pins, and commendation bars. As part of this initiative Blackinton® is donating 10% of sales equally to Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation and The Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

Although October is Breast Cancer awareness month, police and firefighting professionals take part in many walks and benefits that occur throughout the year. The Blackinton® Breast Cancer product line offers the public safety market a unique way to show they care and show support for cancer research by proudly wearing pink. The public safety badge signifies the wearer as a loyal brave protector of the people – what better way to show support for the survivors and fighters of this devastating disease by brandishing their symbol in pink.

David Long, Chief Operating Officer of Blackinton®, stated “Blackinton® is proud of this product line and our ability to give back to such a worthy cause. This line came to life after being approached by a department in Florida to create a pink finish for their badge. After successfully manufacturing the color we thought it would be a great opportunity to raise money for charity by offering departments across the country products to recognize breast cancer awareness.”

About Blackinton®

Blackinton® is the largest provider and manufacturer of badges and uniform insignia for law enforcement, federal government, firefighting, and all public safety professionals in the United States.

Celebrating 160 years in business, the Massachusetts based company combines old world craftsmanship with cutting edge technologies to produce the industry’s finest quality products. For further information please visit, www.blackinton.com .

About Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation

The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The foundation’s mission is to raise breast cancer awareness, increase breast health education, enhance the quality of life for breast cancer patients, as well as their families and friends, and generate funding for local breast health programs. For further information please visit, www.gloriagemma.org .

About the Firefighter Cancer Support Network

The Firefighter Support Network is located in Los Angeles, CA. The network is a national organization with the mission of providing Fire Department members and their families an opportunity to receive assistance when dealing with cancer. For further information please visit, www.FirefighterCancerSupport.org .

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V.H. Blackinton & Co., Inc.

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