Monday, December 21, 2015
Simpsonville police car gets pink paint job for breast cancer awareness
SIMPSONVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A Simpsonville Police Department patrol car is sporting a new look for a good cause.
The 1999 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor was a spare vehicle going unused by the department, so Chief Keith Grounsell decided to remodel the car for breast cancer awareness.
The police department has partnered with Susan G. Komen SC Mountains to Midlands and the pink patrol car will be unveiled inside the Charter Amphitheater at 10 a.m. on Saturday after registration for Race for the Cure.
In the future, police said the Komen cruiser can be spotted at businesses around Simpsonville and "on occasion this pink cruiser may even be seen answering a call in town."
The police department said a custom donation port has been installed in the trunk of the car and when donations are made in the slot, the siren will chirp and blue lights will turn on for approximately two seconds.
The Simpsonville Police Department said 100 percent of the proceeds from the car will be donated, with 75 percent going to breast cancer treatment and 25 percent contributing to breast cancer research.
The pink paint job for the cruiser was donated by Brookshire Collision of Mauldin. Lawrence Fabrication of Simpsonville donated the custom money donation port.