West New York police join American Cancer Society Awareness Campaign

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The West New York Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) , as well as the town’s Police Sergeant’s Association (PSA), have teamed up with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness and funds for the disease for the third year in a row.  

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Our unions do a lot of community service, but this one is held dear to our heart because cancer has affected every member of out department directly or indirectly through our friends and family,” said Thomas Mannion, the West New York PBA President, in an email.

Working for the cause since October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, officers sold t-shirts with the slogan “Cops for a Cure” to begin raising funds and awareness.

Mannion also gave credit to Wendy Almonte of the Synergy Sports and Rehabilitation Center in West New York, as well as David Morel of the North Bergen Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for serving as sponsors in the department’s efforts.

The PBA, PSA and Synergy covered the initial $1,200 cost to have the “Cops for a Cure” t-shirts printed.

After three months of hard work, the collaborative effort has raised over $4,000 for the American Cancer Society, who will have representatives accept a check in front of the West New York town hall, located at 428 60th St., on Thursday at 4:00 p.m.