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Winters goes pink for breast cancer awareness

Winters Express

Oct 5, 2023

Organizations, officials, and residents are striving to increase awareness about resources for breast cancer awareness in the Winters community this October. Many of the endeavors are spreading the importance of early detection screenings as well as raising funds to donate to breast cancer research.

Many businesses will have a breast cancer awareness window cling placed in their store windows and multiple youth sports teams will be sporting pink socks, bows, jerseys and more this month in support of breast cancer awareness.

Pink Out event

Winters High School seniors Hailey Landazuri Estrada and Bianca Dyer-Gonzalez are hosting the 2023 Pink Out event on Oct. 20 to bring breast cancer awareness to Winters during the Winters High School football game. The outreach campaign is part of their senior capstone project and is in collaboration with the Thriving Pink nonprofit.

The event takes place during the WHS home football games scheduled for Oct. 20 at Dr. Sellers Field. The junior varsity game starts at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity team kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Stay up to date on the status of the capstone project on Instagram @whspinkout24.

Joni Rubin, Thriving Pink board chair, said they are hosting events across Yolo County this month in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Yolo community can support their efforts by purchasing a Breast Cancer Warrior shirt at the Pink Out event in Winters, attending a Lavender Care class at Capay Valley Lavender, creating a seasonal flower arranging class at Esparto’s Circle Z farms, or bidding on auction items such as a Seka Hills’ Olive and Wine tasting event at the Thriving Pink office.

A full list of all of the ways to participate and make a difference in the lives of the breast cancer community, view a calendar of October events online at

Winters PD pink patches

Winters Police Department has once again launched its Pink Patch program.

The Irwindale Police Department started the Pink Patch Project in 2015 and Winters PD has participated in it since October 2017. Since then, the community has helped Winters PD raise $5,197 for the UC Davis Clinical Brest Cancer Program at the UCD Comprehensive Cancer Center through the Winters PD Pink Patch Program.

The UCD Comprehensive Cancer Center offers imaging, prevention strategies, genetic counseling, risk assessment, and specialty physician-patient care to local women. Funds from the proceeds go directly to fund breast cancer research, treatment and education.

Winters PD Pink Patches and a limited supply of T-shirts can be purchased at the Police Department, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Checks can be made payable to "Winters Police Department" with "Pink Patch Project" in the memo line. Patches are $10 and T-shirts are $20.

Winters PD encourages community members who are sporting their pink patches to share their pictures on social media and tag the Winters PD social account or to email pictures to to help spread the word.

More information about the Pink Patch Project is available on the Winters PD social media accounts and online at

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